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Working to Keep Your Freedom What Can I Do? Following Your Responsibilities as a Citizen Staying Involved Encouraging Others to Learn & Participate The Key to Representative Democracy

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Staying Involved

One of the most important ways a person can stay involved in our government is by voting.  Does this mean there is nothing for you to do if you are too young to vote?  Absolutely not! 

On the attached worksheet, put an X in the text box next to the incorrect statement.

After completing the attached worksheet, discuss all of the options listed with your teacher and classmates.


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To be a citizen of this country we have certain rights and privileges. We also have certain responsibilities to be active in positive change. Society is a form of extended family. We all contribute to society, either in a positive way or a negative way. To vote is to have a voice and play a role for a positive change. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place and we now have the right to do so.

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

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