Developing the Life Principle: CITIZENSHIP
- Life Principle: CITIZENSHIP (dictionary link)
Def. poster: CITIZENSHIP
Spanish: la ciudadanía
- Key Ideas:
- An ideal citizen is one who exhibits "good civic behavior".
- We are a community and must work together to make it successful.
- We will accept the challenge to serve our community
- We will practice virtuous living using the Life Principles.
- Free citizens and a republic government are "mutually interrelated.
- Citizenship includes a commitment to "duty and civic virtue".
Lexicon Resource - 31 word tasks
Lower Elementary Lexicon
- Break the word into syllables
- Sound out the word
- Find the root word
- Select synonyms
Sign Language for: Citizen
- Describing the process:
What would Citizenship look like, sound like, feel like?
Use web graphic to describe “Citizenship” in complete sentences, and add supporting details.
- Introduce the Question Focus:
State topic for questions. QFT - Question Focus Technique
- Rothstein, Dan; Santana, Luz, Harvard Education Press, 2011
4x4 Question Focus Process Task Cards
Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Citizenship.
- Produce the Questions:
Materials needed: white paper and markers
Allow about 10 minutes
- Ask as many questions as you can.
- Change any statements into questions.
- Write down every question as it is stated.
- Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
- Improve questions:
- Identify open and closed ended questions.
- Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed question to open-ended.
Allow 4-8 minutes.
- Prioritize questions:
State lesson plan criteria/guidelines and ask learners to identify
2-3 questions they think are most important.
Allow 10-20 minutes.
Group Share Out: Have each group share their rationale for choosing priority questions.
Allow 10 minutes.
- Discuss next Steps:
“What are we going to do with these questions?”
Whole Group Discussion - Outcome should align with lesson objectives.
Determine and describe what behaviors support Citizenship? Apply to current environment.
Life Principle Life Application Lessons
- Reflect: Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.
Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What does Citizenship look like for us?”