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Write Your Own Story

In the text box provided on the attached worksheet, write a story and include each of the following words in some way.  Use your dictionary to find the meaning of the words or phrases you don't know.



Civil defense

Civil war



Civil liberty

Civil service



Civil rights


After writing your story, read it to your teacher and classmates.  A fun idea would be to make a booklet of all the citizenship stories!


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Citizenship education benefits young people by helping to address the outcomes for well being. It enables them to make a positive contribution by developing the expertise and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities, and preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.

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