This unit will be covering Citizen Action- what does it take to be a good citizen, how can students get involved in the community to promote the general welfare and common good.
We will be covering three Florida State Standards this unit. They have been broken down into smaller categories and clarifications that we will be studying:
- SS.7.C.2.3: Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.
- Students will distinguish between an obligation or duty and a responsibility as it relates to citizenship. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, voting, attending civic meetings, petitioning government, and running for office.
- Students will recognize the concept of the common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.
- Students will evaluate the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizens as they relate to active participation in society and government.
- Students will examine the significant contributions of citizens to a democratic society.
- Students will use scenarios to assess specific obligations of citizens.
- Students will identify the consequences or predict the outcome on society of citizens who do not fulfill their citizenship responsibilities.
- Students will evaluate the impact of civic participation on society, government, or the political process.
- SS.7.C.2.12: Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.
- Students will identify the appropriate level of government to resolve specific problems.
- Students will identify appropriate government agencies to address state or local problems.
- Students will analyze public policy alternatives to resolve state and local problems.
- Students will compare public policy solutions and private community service solutions.
- SS.7.C.2.14: Conduct a service project to further the public good.
Unit Essential Question: How are your obligations as a citizen demonstrated through active participation in society, government and the political system?
Lesson Essential Questions:
- How do citizens experience responsibility at the local, state, and federal level?
- How would you address a public policy problem at the local or state government levels using government agencies?
- What was your service project and how did it impact society, government or the political process?