Who We Are
“Bee-ing a Good Citizen” 1st grade
The actions of individuals and groups have an effect on their community.
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.
· 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)
· 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?
- 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.