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: 07/21
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

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

In this culminating activity, 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 research, previous reading of 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.

Unit Description

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.

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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.

Student Resources

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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