This unit is designed to be taught within the first few months of second grade. In this unit students learn the qualities of a good citizen. Through examples from literature, history, and daily life, students learn what it means to be a good citizen. They can then apply these good citizen traits such as respect, honesty, kindness, self-discipline, responsibility, and fairness to their role as citizens of a school. At the end of the unit students will be able to identify these good citizen traits and apply them to the classroomand school community. For the final project students will inform parents about a new citizenship committee at the school and also nominate another student to be citizen of the month. This unit is the building block for later units that will focus on what it looks like to be a good citizen of a community and of a country, specifically the United States.
Custer, Christy, "Citizenship [2nd grade]" (2010). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 128.
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