Características de un buen ciudadano

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Grade 3

Social Studies

Unit: 12

Lesson: 01

Suggested Duration: 6 days
Características de un buen ciudadano

Lesson Synopsis:

Prior to this unit, students have studied the characteristics of a good citizen and studied examples of people who exemplify those characteristics. This lesson develops student understanding of how good citizens acting alone or working together can improve the community and help other people.



History. The student understands how individuals, events, and ideas have influenced the history of various communities. The student is expected to:


Identify individuals, including Pierre-Charles L'Enfant, Benjamin Banneker, and Benjamin Franklin who have helped to shape communities.


Citizenship. The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historical and contemporary figures. The student is expected to:


Identify characteristics of good citizenship including truthfulness, justice, equality, respect for oneself and others, responsibility in daily life, and participation in government by educating oneself about the issues, respectfully holding public officials to their word, and voting.


Identify historical figures such as Helen Keller and Clara Barton and contemporary figures such as Ruby Bridges and military and first responders who exemplify good citizenship.


Identify and explain the importance of individual acts of civic responsibility, including obeying laws, serving the community, serving on a jury, and voting.


Citizenship. The student understands the impact of individual and group decisions on communities in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:


Give examples of community changes that result from individual or group decisions.


Identify examples of actions individuals and groups can take to improve the community.


Identify examples of nonprofit and/or civic organizations such as the Red Cross and explain how they serve the common good.


Culture. The student understands the role of heroes in shaping the culture of communities, the state, and the nation. The student is expected to:


Identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes, including Hector P. Garcia and James A. Lovell, and other individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Juliette Gordon Low, Todd Beamer, Ellen Ochoa, John "Danny" Olivas, and other contemporary heroes.


Identify and analyze the heroic deeds of individuals, including military and first responders such as the Four Chaplains.

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