Ask the student, Do you remember the song we learned yesterday? (Repeat the song 2-3 times)
Tell the student, Today we will continue to discuss the importance of being a good responsible citizen and the roles we all
Emphasize to the student the importance of individual roles and responsibilities of a good citizen. Have the student brainstorm and
list on a chart paper the duties of a second grader.
Show a handful of paper cutouts, explaining that they represent these roles. Throw the papers out onto the floor. Discuss how long it
would take if just one person had to pick up all the pieces versus a group working together.
Have the student pick up the papers from the floor alone while you time it. The second time around, help the student pick up the
papers from the floor and compare the time difference.
Relate this to the jobs discussion and good citizenship. Explain to the student that not doing our job makes it hard on others. We
need to work together. Working together saves time.
Discuss and define the various communities to which the student belongs. (Neighborhood, school, state, nation, and world)
Pick one of the communities listed above. The student will be the scribe. They will generate ideas of how they can be good citizens in
Have the student draw, and write down their ideas on a posterboard, or construction paper. The student will present their ideas to the
teacher for display. Discuss with the student what their ideas are and how these ideas can help the communities.