Students learn about the status of citizenship in the United States. As a foundation for studying the rights and responsibilities of citizens, students learn what it means to be a citizen and how citizenship is obtained. Students also examine the dynamic nature of citizenship over time.
Students will be able to
ANTICIPATE with your students by asking the question: “What does it mean to be a member of something?” Write down key words from their answers on the board.
DISTRIBUTE the Reading and Graphic Organizer.
READthe Reading with the class, pausing to fill out the Graphic Organizer with your students as you go.
REVIEW the Graphic Organizer as a class.
COMPLETE the Mini-Quiz using choral or T/F responses as a check for understanding of the material. If using T/F responses, copy and cut out T/F Cards.
DISTRIBUTEthe Worksheet activity.
REVIEWinstructions for the first section on the Worksheet, and have students fill out the worksheet.
CLOSE the class by reviewing pieces of the Worksheet.