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Citizenship Everyday

This activity can be a contest between you and your classmates. 

In a grocery store, how many ways can you think of to be a responsible citizen?

For example: If you break a jar of pickles accidentally, don't leave the mess without telling anyone.

See what classmate can think of the most ways.  Enter your ideas in the text box provided on the attached worksheet. On your mark, get set, go!

After completing the attached worksheet discuss the answers to the following questions with your teacher and classmates.

  1. What laws, if any, are necessary in grocery stores, classrooms, and school buses?

  2. Do you think citizens are obedient without laws in these places?


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It may be difficult sometimes to want to follow rules, but rules are made so that people don’t get hurt physically or with words. Parents make rules to keep you safe from dangerous people or places. Police officers watch to make sure people don’t break laws. It isn’t because they like to find bad people, but because they want to make sure others don’t get hurt. Teachers and principals want students to follow rules at school. If there weren’t any rules at school, how could anyone get their education that they have a right to?

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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