Lesson Plan - Kelsey Sawyer

Grade 2 - Social studies

Social Studies Standards

2.C&G.2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of citizens.2.C&G.2.1 Exemplify characteristics of good citizenship through historical figures and everyday citizens.

Speaking and Listening Standards

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

CCSS.ELA - Literacy.SL 2.4 - Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences

Text Structure

Sequence or chronological order - Details support a main topic and are presented in a specific time order

Essential Question?

What is a citizen and by investigating the roles that citzens play in our world, how can show good citizenship?

Activating Strategy - Give one, Get one

Have students write down one thing that they know about citizenship. Have them take their paper and walk around the classroom and ask someone else what their one item was. Have them continue this until they have atleast 10 items on their paper. When they have 10 things total, have them sit back down in their seats. Ask the students to turn and talk to a neighbor and find out one thing that their neighbor has that is different than what you have. Allow 3 minutes for that turn and talk process. After this, have the students share one thing that they found out about citizenship from the activity.

Teaching Strategies

Discuss what good citizenship is to all of the students. Use a textbook or some text and read to them. Give the students sticky notes and have them all write down the different questions and ideas that they have while you are reading. After the reading is complete have the students bring their questions up to the board. Have them take the sticky notes that they think they can answer and have a class wide discussion about the questions. After student seem to have gained knowledge about citizenship, split the class into 2 groups. Have one group represent good citizens and the other group represents bad citizens. Ask them to work in their groups and make up a fictional character. Plan a day for the character that they come up from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep, and record the events in their day. For a good citizen, they should be doing things that a good citizen would do. The bad citizen should be doing things that a bad citizen might do. This will also help them with sequencing and ordering information. After this is complete, have the student’s share who their character is and what they did that day. This activity can be continued into performing arts and performed if needed.

Summarizing 3-2-1

To assess the students knowledge, have them write...3 situations where you were a good citizen, 2 people you know that show good citizenship, 1 person you can thank for always being a good citizen
Being a Good Citizen-Community