Community Citizens Bundle


5 Resources Bundled on Citizens in Our Community Topics


(1) We Observe Homeless People Living Amongst Us Daily. While commuting to work, a man and his dog stands on a busy corner with a sign for help. We see a city of tents with shopping carts in public parks. And vagrants sitting on sidewalks downtown, or standing idle outside a cafe. This awareness activity provides writing prompts that present questions for students to ponder their own perspective. Classmates will consider the problem and possible solutions, and how they might help. Teachers can launch further discussions on morality, poverty, justice, causes, prevention, solutions, and other social issues stemming from this widespread dilemma.

(2) What are the Civic and Social Responsibilities of the Rich and Famous? Because the wealthy have more, does it mean they are obligated to help the less fortunate? Are famous privileged people duty-bound to share their abundance or act philanthropic? People in the public eye are scrutinized for their lifestyles and beliefs. This awareness activity presents intriguing questions as discussion starters to engage your Social Studies students!

(3) Pet Over Population Reflects Human Choices. For those who take NO Responsibility for their pets, the consequence is prolific animal suffering. Additionally, millions of puppies and kittens are euthanized yearly through no fault of their own, other than being born. This powerful activity helps students understand that personal decisions and choices affect another living being. And, to comprehend this is a substantial society epidemic. That the issue is a huge problem, but one that has a solution and is correctable.

(4) STOP Prejudice with Critical Thinking to Self Regulate Discrimination Habits! Most beliefs are formed through notions we cull from social media influences, other people’s perceptions and hearsay. This lesson will elevate student mindset. Worksheet self assessments stimulate the who, what, when, where and why we formed our preconceptions. This assignment presents valid, self effacing questions to critique one’s own bias.

(5) Save Your Planet! Just Reduce Reuse and Recycle! Daily we have choices leading to decisions to help recover our earth from trash. How we elect to care take our world is a choice. One-by-one we each can decide to heal, or hurt, Gaia. Being a steward of our land is a social responsibility beholden to all community keepers. This Earth Day activity is the perfect opportunity to introduce students to imagine a new kind of green planet and how to address current issues.

All Activity Objectives:

  • Develop Problem-Resolution Ideas
  • Critique and Explore Challenging Topics
  • Assess Personal and Public Social Responsibilities
  • Discern and Evaluate Choices and Consequences
  • Examine Appropriate Personal and Public Behaviors
  • Understand Effects of Cultural Perceptions and Stigmas
  • Awareness of Life Style Choices and Its Impact on Society

Action Oriented > Read-Think- Write Thoughts- Post IT- Assess & Discuss!

Lesson Overview:

  1. Introduce the Objective
  2. Explain Subject Matter
  3. Fill-in Question Prompts
  4. Progressive Activity Pages + Student Consensus

**No Prep EASY Lesson for Bulletin- or White- Boards

Size: 75 Pages /  Format: PDF