What is Citizenship?
WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP?
Grade Three Curriculum
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mohandas Gandhi
Demonstrating good citizenship is being a person who is involved in trying to make the classroom, the playground, the school, the community, or the world, in general, a better place. Good citizens are always considering the needs of others.
YOU SHOW CITIZENSHIP WHEN YOU:
- Are being a good friend, peer or neighbour
- Follow rules
- Respect authority – your parents, your teacher, people in the community
- Want to make a difference in whatever setting you are in
- Look for opportunities to help others or the environment
- Think of thoughtful things to do for others
- Work with enthusiasm
- Don’t wait to be asked when something needs doing
- Do your part to recycle, reduce, or reuse
- Help keep your desk and the classroom neat and tidy
- Do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return
- Control your temper.
OTHER CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES
- Being a Good Citizen: A Book About Citizenship by Mary Small
- Citizenship: Grade 3 by McGraw Hill Children’s Publishing
- Citizenship: Life Lessons by Tyndale House Publishers (Audio Book CD)
- Empowering Children: Children’s Rights; Education as a Pathway to Citizenship by R. Brian Howe
- Good Citizenship Counts by Marie Bender
- Improving the Quality of Life by Susan Watson
- Old Henry by J. Blos
- Present Takers by A. Chambers
- The Day I Became a Canadian: A Citizenship Scrapbook by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
- The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Service, Kindness, Thoughtfulness, Considerate, Helpfulness, Responsible, Respectfulness, Caring, Integrity, Humility, Tolerance, Appreciation, Conscience, Industriousness, Pride
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