Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10309

You are a citizen of your town or city, state or province, country, and world! What does being a good citizen mean? Have fun as you learn to be a good citizen for life!



learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Your friend gets a snack from the vending machine. When she is finished eating her snack, she throws the wrapper on the ground.

  • What do you do?
  • What's wrong with that?

In life, you will experience moments where you are comfortable and feel right, but other situations may be uncomfortable and just feel wrong.

  • Which feeling might you have if you saw your friend throw her trash on the ground?

You probably know it is wrong to litter, but you might not want to confront your friend about it. Sometimes, doing what you know is right can be hard, but it is important to try.

In this lesson, you will learn about citizenship.

  • What does citizenship mean to you?

Watch the video below to learn more about citizenship and how to be a good citizen.

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It is important for everyone to be a good citizen.

  • What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Good citizens are responsible and care about their community. They are respectful and kind to people, animals, and the environment.

  • How can you be a good citizen?

You can follow the rules and respect those in charge at school and home and in the community. You can also be kind, use good manners, and encourage others.

You can also volunteer to help others and get involved with projects like recycling, planting trees, or donating food and clothing.

Take a moment and write down five different things you can do starting today to be a good citizen. Share your list with someone in your family and ask if they can help you complete your list.

Then, move on to the Got It? section to read a story about why it is important for all of us to have and follow rules!

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