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What is Citizenship? Attitudes and Actions Responsible Citizenship Communicating Keeping Freedom What Do You Think?

What's Wrong with This Picture?

Look at each picture on the attached worksheet and describe in the text box under each one how the characters are not behaving like responsible citizens although they are talking to each other about responsible citizenship values.

Can you answer the following? 

  1. Does a person have to demonstrate their attitudes to be a responsible citizen, or is it enough just to talk about them?

  2. To be a responsible citizen, I must remember...

Enter your thoughts in the text boxes provided on the attached worksheet.

Discuss with your teacher and classmates what is happening in each picture above.


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To learn the importance of honesty, citizens need to see that dishonest behavior can both hurt their reputations and cause others around them unhappiness.

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

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