SS.1.CG.2.2

Describe the characteristics of citizenship in the school community.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will identify characteristics of responsible citizenship (e.g., respect others’ property, treat people with dignity, care for environment, treat animals with kindness).

Clarification 2: Students will identify characteristics of irresponsible citizenship (e.g., damaging school property, bullying).

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: Civics and Government (Starting 2023-2024)
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021030: Social Studies Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721012: Access Social Studies - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
5011010: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.1.CG.2.AP.2: Identify characteristics of responsible citizenship in the school community.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plans

I Pledge Allegiance: Justice for All:

This is lesson #6 of the text unit series I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. Students will deep dive into the meaning of the word justice as it is used on pages 23 & 23 while contributing to the class graphic organizer of descriptions or ideas of “justice for all”. Students will create a recipe of the ingredients for their classroom, school and community which will also have the moral of “justice for all”.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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Making Connections and Creating Content:

After an introduction refreshing students on the basic functions of Scratch, students will work independently to demonstrate their knowledge of program functions, appropriate behavior for school, and responsible electronic device handling. This is lesson three of a 3-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit.

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Responsible Citizens Using Electronic Devices:

Students will demonstrate their ability to use a planning sheet to record appearance changes of their backgrounds and Sprites in the Scratch program. This is lesson two of a 3-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit.

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Responsible Citizenship at School:

Students will collaborate on a teacher-led Scratch program answering questions about the actions of responsible and irresponsible citizens. Student understanding will be assessed by an individual activity asking students to sort images into responsible/irresponsible behavior categories. This is the first lesson in a three-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit.

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I Pledge Allegiance- My Class Flag:

This is lesson #9 in the text unit series for I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson. In this lesson, students will identify the characteristics of responsible citizenship by compiling examples of classroom citizenship in a teacher directed class discussion, whole group brainstorm map, and creating a class flag that showcases these examples. The class maps will be created by groups of 3 to 4 students. The flags will contain a non-linguistic representation of their groups ideals and class ideals. It should also have connections to their pledge that was written in lesson 8. The class flag can be modeled with the same features and ideas that are represented in our national flag and state flag. Students may use a variety of multimedia elements such as drawing, painting, collage or digital effects. Teachers may reference the students group pledges from lesson 8.

In this unit, students will identify or explain rights and responsibilities in their school community, ways to show respect during the Pledge of Allegiance, symbols of the United States, and symbols that represent Florida as well as demonstrate characteristics of responsible decision-making. Students will engage in a read aloud over several days with lessons that emphasize text features, vocabulary, central idea, and similarities and differences between information provided visually and within text. In addition, the teacher will facilitate research, students' presentations, and artwork as activities to help students demonstrate their knowledge of respect for the Pledge of Allegiance.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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George Washington: Dollar Bill Design:

This is lesson #6 in the text unit series for George Washington by Philip Abraham. After reading, students will use the information from the text about George Washington to recognize him as an individual that represents the United States as a responsible citizen and recognize that as the reason he is on the US dollar bill. They will design a dollar bill of their own and develop an opinion writing piece that argues why George Washington was chosen to be on the US Dollar Bill. Students will then orally present their opinion writing and dollar bill design.

During this unit, students will use the text, George Washington, to explain how George Washington is an individual that represents our country, how he demonstrated patriotism, and a responsible citizenship. Students will engage in a read aloud spread out over several lessons emphasizing vocabulary, text features, and identifying relevant details the central idea of the text, George Washington. In addition, students will write expository texts that explain why George Washington is recognized as a national symbol/individual and opinion texts identifying characteristics of a responsible citizen.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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George Washington: Characteristics of Citizenship:

This is lesson #5 in the text unit series for George Washington by Philip Abraham. During a read aloud, the teacher will explain the terms “responsible citizenship” and “patriotism” and how George Washington was an individual that showed both. During the read aloud, students will use a graphic organizer and text features to identify how George Washington demonstrated patriotism, responsible citizenship, or both. Students will use this information to recognize how citizens can show patriotism, and will describe the characteristics of responsible citizenship. Students will use the information from the graphic organizer to share their new understandings with a partner.

During this unit, students will use the text, George Washington, to explain how George Washington is an individual that represents our country, how he demonstrated patriotism, and a responsible citizenship. Students will engage in a read aloud spread out over several lessons emphasizing vocabulary, text features, and identifying relevant details the central idea of the text, George Washington. In addition, students will write expository texts that explain why George Washington is recognized as a national symbol/individual and opinion texts identifying characteristics of a responsible citizen.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

I Pledge Allegiance: Being Responsible By Showing Respect:

This is lesson 1 in the unit I Pledge Allegiance. In this lesson, students will identify the topic and relevant details from the text and create a poster describing ways they can demonstrate responsible citizenship by showing respect to others and the nation.

This unit will help students identify or explain rights and responsibilities in their school community, ways to show respect during the Pledge of Allegiance, symbols of the United States, symbols that represent Florida and demonstrate characteristics of responsible decision-making. Students will engage in a read aloud over several days with lessons that emphasize text features, vocabulary, central idea, and similarities and differences between information provided visually and within text. In addition, the teacher will facilitate research, students' presentations, and artwork as activities to help students demonstrate their knowledge of respect for the Pledge of Allegiance. In lesson one, students will be making a connection between pledging allegiance to the flag and country to how we show respect to others in our class and community.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

Responsible or Irresponsible Citizens Care for the Environment- Lesson 3:

Students will use a Scratch model to identify ways responsible citizens act in an outdoor environment. This is lesson 3 of an integrated computer science and civics mini-unit. Students will be fully engaged while working with civics, computer science, and coding. 

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Responsible or Irresponsible Citizens in the School Community-Lesson 2:

Using a Scratch animation, students will gather information about the characteristics of a responsible citizen within the School Community. Students will use a model of a common area (such as a library) and coding to identify the effects of responsible or irresponsible citizens in a libraby. This is lesson two of a three-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit. 

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Lesson 1 - Responsible Sorting:

This is the first of three lessons integrating responsible citizenship in the classroom. Students will define responsible citizenship while sorting objects by their physical properties in this integrated lesson plan.

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Responsible or Irresponsible Citizens in the Classroom- Lesson 1:

Based on a Scratch animation, students will use a concept map to organize and sort the characteristics of responsible and irresponsible citizens. This lesson is part one of a three-part integrated computer science and civics mini-unit. 

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Now and Ben: Leaving a Legacy like Ben Culminating Activity:

In this culminating activity for the book Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta, students will use a choice chart to select a product (written product, artwork, video, presentation, or oral/video presentation) that answers the questions: How did Benjamin Franklin contribute to his community? How can I contribute to my own community? Students will use their knowledge from reading Now and Ben and learnings about Benjamin Franklin as a citizen to share how they will impact their community and leave a legacy like Ben.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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I Pledge Allegiance- Classroom Pledge:

This is lesson #8 of the text unit series for the text I Pledge of Allegiance. This lesson will build students’ understanding of the pledge, respect, and personal responsibility by creating a whole-group class pledge and a personal pledge. The students will use the text and work together to make a class pledge representing the promise all students will follow in the classroom.

This unit will help students identify or explain rights and responsibilities in their school community, ways to show respect during the Pledge of Allegiance, symbols of the United States, and demonstrate characteristics of responsible decision-making. Students will engage in a read-aloud over several days with lessons emphasizing text features, vocabulary, central idea, and similarities and differences between information provided visually and within the text. In addition, the teacher will facilitate research, students' presentations, and artwork as activities to help students demonstrate their knowledge of respect for the Pledge of Allegiance.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

Responsible Citizens: Creating Code Part 2:

Students will create a Scratch block code program that explains the characteristics of a responsible citizen. Using a previously completed planning sheet, students will use Scratch block code programming to create a project that displays an act of responsible citizenship within the community.

 

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Let's be Nice:

Students will practice thinking about being responsible citizens in their school community. They will discuss the appropriate ways to interact with living and nonliving things and then demonstrate their understanding by acting as responsible citizens during a guided activity in this integrated lesson plan.

 

 

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Being Honest, Courageous, Responsible is Not So Hard!!!:

In this lesson, students will read about who Martin Luther King Jr. is and how his actions, thoughts, and words were influential to U.S. History. Students will also explore traits such as honesty, courage, and responsibility for displaying citizenship. 

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Responsible Citizens: Creating Code Part 1:

Students will plan a Scratch block code program that explains the characteristics of responsible citizens. After viewing an example Scratch project, students and teachers will explore the various block coding and commands that run Scratch programming. Using a brainstormed list of acts of responsible citizenship, students will then complete a planning sheet that includes aspects of block code programming to illustrate one act of responsible citizenship that they will describe.

 

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Responsible Citizenship:

Students will describe the characteristics of responsible or irresponsible citizenship for character in a story. They will then apply this knowledge to various, short story scenarios to identify the character traits of a person showing good citizenship. In small groups students will agree or disagree with their peer’s opinions and will explain their reasoning.

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Are You a Responsible Sorter and Citizen? :

Students will identify and sort three-dimensional figures by their attributes while demonstrating and identifying qualities of responsible citizenship. 

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Responsible Citizen:

Teachers will read a fiction book with a main character that shows various responsible character traits. After the story is read, the students will turn and talk to their shoulder partner using words and examples of how the character showed responsibility traits.  The teacher will record responses on a class chart. In this integrated lesson plan, the students will then draw and/or write about a time they showed responsible traits in their own lives.

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If/Then Responsible Citizens :

In this integrated lesson plan, students will work collaboratively in guided partner groups to identify responsible and irresponsible characteristics of students in a school community. Using computational thinking language of if/then conditional statements, the students will sort the information regarding responsible and irresponsible citizens in a useful order.

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What If Everybody Broke the Rules? Part 3:

Students will use previously identified character traits that have been connected to responsible citizenship to understand the importance of being responsible citizens. This information will help them identify and explain the moral of the story, choose responsible character traits to describe themselves, and write two ways they can be responsible citizens within their school community to make a positive difference.

This is part 3 of 3 in a series of ELA and Civics integrated lessons based on the book What If Everybody Did That?

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What If Everybody Broke the Rules? Part 2:

Students will analyze the main character’s actions, connect the character’s irresponsible character traits to responsible character traits, and create a scenario in which people can act responsibly by following the rules within the school community, in this integrated ELA and Civics lesson.

This is part 2 of a 3 part series based on the book What If Everybody Did That?

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What If Everybody Broke the Rules? Part 1:

Students will describe the main character using adjectives, determine if his actions throughout the community are responsible or irresponsible, and generate a list of responsible citizenship traits, in this integrated ELA and Civics lesson plan.

This is part 1 of 3 in a series of lessons based on the book What If Everybody Did That?

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Responsible and Irresponsible Citizenship Characteristics:

In this lesson plan, students identify characteristics of responsible and irresponsible citizenship. The lesson culminates with students drawing an explaining and example of responsible behavior at school. 

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Rights and Responsibilities in the School Community:

In this lesson plan, students explain their rights and responsibilities at school. 

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David's big problem:

In this lesson students will work collaboratively in guided groups to resolve conflicts while demonstrating respect and kindness with a focus on recognizing the characteristics of responsible citizenship. They will collect data into categories and represent the results using tally marks or pictographs.

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Teaching Idea

Grade 1 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 1 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

David's big problem:

In this lesson students will work collaboratively in guided groups to resolve conflicts while demonstrating respect and kindness with a focus on recognizing the characteristics of responsible citizenship. They will collect data into categories and represent the results using tally marks or pictographs.

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Teaching Idea

Grade 1 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 1 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea