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Responsible Citizenship Problems

Read the problems on the attached worksheet.  What do you think a responsible citizen would do after thinking through the issues presented?

Think about how you would respond to the following statement:

To be a responsible citizen, I must remember:

Enter your answer in the text box provided on the attached worksheet. Discuss your selections and response to the question above with your teacher and classmates.


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There are deficiencies of young Americans in learning about responsible citizenship. Surveys of attitudes show a weak orientation by adolescents toward voluntary service for the community. Most students acknowledge the importance of voting and campaigning in public elections; but they also tend to express low levels of political interest. There is a clear need to improve the learning of young Americans about their responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society.

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