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November 6, 2018

3 Ways to Inspire Young Students to Be Good Citizens

By Scholastic Editors
Grades PreK–K, 1–2

    Key Takeaways

    • Now is a great time to teach students about the duties and responsibilities of good citizens.
    • Talking to young students about what it means to be a good citizen helps instill life skills that will positively serve students and society.
    • Scholastic Teachables provides valuable materials that will help young learners understand the important role good citizens play inside and outside the classroom.

    As a teacher, you have the challenging, but rewarding, job of helping to build the next generation of engaged, responsible citizens. Learning how to be good citizens will positively serve students for decades to come, and will have lasting benefits inside and outside the classroom.

    The earlier you begin to engage students in conversations about what it means to be a good citizen — and all the responsibilities and rights associated with that role — the better. Teaching students about the characteristics of a good citizen and citizens' shared duties and responsibilities will help them navigate the world and understand all the information they're absorbing at home and in their communities.

    To help young students understand citizenship, it's important to engage them with a variety of activities and materials. Scholastic Teachables provides valuable materials like graphic organizers and nonfiction texts, articles, and mini-books that can be easily incorporated into your existing civics lessons. These resources will help students understand just what it means to be a good citizen.

    Citizenship: Text & Organizer

    This nonfiction text with an accompanying graphic organizer introduces young students to the concept of citizenship, from the classroom to larger communities. Specifically developed for students in grades 1–2, the text can be read aloud, while the graphic organizer can be used to deepen comprehension and inspire a lively class discussion!

    Good Citizens: Text & Questions

    Use this social studies essay to help students understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and provide them with 5 guiding steps all good citizens can follow. Perfect for students in grade 2 and designed to boost comprehension, the accompanying questions require students to provide text evidence for their answers.

    I Am a Good Citizen: Write & Read Book

    Wrap up any civics or social studies lesson related to citizenship with this mini-book. Each student follows engaging prompts to write and illustrate a personalized book. This activity helps students put together everything they've learned about what it means to be a good citizen, and boosts literacy and writing skills at the same time! 

    Scholastic Teachables is here to help teachers like you build the next generation of engaged, responsible citizens. Even better, it saves you time when you need it most. The above printables are free to subscribers of Scholastic Teachables, or are available for individual purchase. Log in, or sign up now for a 30-day trial.

     

     

    Key Takeaways

    • Now is a great time to teach students about the duties and responsibilities of good citizens.
    • Talking to young students about what it means to be a good citizen helps instill life skills that will positively serve students and society.
    • Scholastic Teachables provides valuable materials that will help young learners understand the important role good citizens play inside and outside the classroom.

    As a teacher, you have the challenging, but rewarding, job of helping to build the next generation of engaged, responsible citizens. Learning how to be good citizens will positively serve students for decades to come, and will have lasting benefits inside and outside the classroom.

    The earlier you begin to engage students in conversations about what it means to be a good citizen — and all the responsibilities and rights associated with that role — the better. Teaching students about the characteristics of a good citizen and citizens' shared duties and responsibilities will help them navigate the world and understand all the information they're absorbing at home and in their communities.

    To help young students understand citizenship, it's important to engage them with a variety of activities and materials. Scholastic Teachables provides valuable materials like graphic organizers and nonfiction texts, articles, and mini-books that can be easily incorporated into your existing civics lessons. These resources will help students understand just what it means to be a good citizen.

    Citizenship: Text & Organizer

    This nonfiction text with an accompanying graphic organizer introduces young students to the concept of citizenship, from the classroom to larger communities. Specifically developed for students in grades 1–2, the text can be read aloud, while the graphic organizer can be used to deepen comprehension and inspire a lively class discussion!

    Good Citizens: Text & Questions

    Use this social studies essay to help students understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and provide them with 5 guiding steps all good citizens can follow. Perfect for students in grade 2 and designed to boost comprehension, the accompanying questions require students to provide text evidence for their answers.

    I Am a Good Citizen: Write & Read Book

    Wrap up any civics or social studies lesson related to citizenship with this mini-book. Each student follows engaging prompts to write and illustrate a personalized book. This activity helps students put together everything they've learned about what it means to be a good citizen, and boosts literacy and writing skills at the same time! 

    Scholastic Teachables is here to help teachers like you build the next generation of engaged, responsible citizens. Even better, it saves you time when you need it most. The above printables are free to subscribers of Scholastic Teachables, or are available for individual purchase. Log in, or sign up now for a 30-day trial.

     

     

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