Quarter 1, Week 3

TeacherStacy Gregorski
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionUnit 1 - The Roles and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Standard(s) Taught

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

**Define the term “citizen,” and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.

1. Define citizenship as stated in the Fourteenth Amendment.

2. Evaluate the impact of the naturalization process on society, government, or the political process.


**Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.

1. Recognize the concept of common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.

2. Use scenarios to assess specific obligations and/or responsibilities of citizens as they relate to active participation in society and government.


Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.


Conduct a service project to further the public good. (ADVANCED)


Locate major cultural landmarks that are emblematic of the United States.

1. Cultural landmarks of the U.S. can include, but are not limited to the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, Star Spangled Banner, Liberty Bell, etc.


Use geographic terms and tools to explain cultural diffusion throughout North America.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will learn what a U.S. citizen is, what it takes to become a U.S. citizen, and the duties and responsibilities of U.S. Citizens.
  • Students will research, write, share and discuss political current events.
Classroom Activities
  • Bell Ringers
  • Citizenship and the Story of Us video
  • Current Event Whole Group Discussion
  • Exam on Citizenship and Immigration
    • 2nd – 4th periods: Thursday, 8/31/17
    • 5th – 7th periods: Tuesday, 9/5/17
Assignments Due

Study for upcoming exam on Citizenship and Immigration (see above for dates)

  • Students have a copy of the Citizenship PowerPoint slides and Immigration PowerPoint slides from class. ¬†Please use these to study to study for the¬†exam.
  • Students can also play the iCivics games “Responsibility Launcher” and “Immigration Nation” to practice and prepare for the exam.
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