Responsibilities of Citizenship
- Read a teacher-selected book about improving the community. Have students discuss ways they have helped improve their own neighborhood or community (e.g., projects through the Scouts, YMCA, neighborhood groups).
- Throughout the year, as decisions need to be made regarding the class, have the students generate ideas or solutions and then vote on them.
- Involve students in activities that encourage them to help others in their school and community (e.g., collecting canned goods during the holidays, helping to keep the playground clean).
- List different non-religious holiday celebrations. Discuss the ethnic/cultural origin of each.
Host a multicultural fair that reflects the various ethnic backgrounds represented in the community.