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“Bee-ing a Good Citizen” 1st grade

Central Idea

The actions of individuals and groups have an effect on their community.

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Lines of Inquiry

  • Individuals have responsibilities as members of a community.
  • Rules and procedures must be followed to maintain order and to keep us safe.
  • Different systems are in place to organize our community.

Key Concepts

· Function – How does it work? What systems are in place in our community? What makes a community work? (Pattern, Systems)

· Causation – Why is it the way that it is? What are the consequences of following/not following rules? (Consequence, Pattern, Sequences, Impact)

· Responsibility – What are our obligations? What is our responsibility as a member of a community (family, school, neighborhood)? (Citizenship, Rights)

Learner Profile

· Caring – students show empathy, compassion, and respect for other community members. They make positive choices to make a difference in their community.

· Thinker – evaluate their actions as they are reflecting on their ability to follow rules and classroom organizations.

· Balanced – students are able to generalize the rules in the classroom and apply to other areas in school, at home, and in their community.

Family Discussion Questions

  • In what ways do we keep our classroom/school/home organized?
  • What are the consequences of following or not following rules?
  • What does it mean to be a responsible citizen of my home, classroom, community and world?
  • What are characteristics of a leader?
  • How can we use maps to understand ourselves and our surroundings?
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  • Students will be able to help make rules for the classroom.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate being a good citizen by cleaning up (their bedroom, classroom, school, and neighborhood.
  • Students will choose a place in your community; identify a rule, and the reasons it is important to follow it.

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