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Citizenship Lesson Plan. In this lesson the students will explore the idea of what a citizen is and what characteristics they would expect to find in someone considered a good citizen within a community.

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Lesson: What Makes a good citizen? KS or Year Group: Key Stage 3 Resources: 1. Citizen Cards (1 Set per Student) 2. a. Good Citizen Large Sheets (@ A3) b. Bad Citizen Large Sheets (@ A3) 3. Choices Grids (1 per Student) 4. PowerPoint 5. Bluetac 6. Mini Whiteboards and Pens Outcomes: By the end of this lesson I will: * Have considered what it means to be a good citizen. * Have identified the characteristics of a good citizen. * Taken part in a group/class discussion and stated my own opinion. National Curriculum Key Concepts: 1.2a, 1.3a, 1.3d Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1c, 2.2a, 2.2b, 2.2c, 2.3b Range and Content: 3a, 3e, Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, 4c, 4g, Lesson In this lesson the students will explore the idea of what a citizen is and what characteristics they would expect to find in someone considered a good citizen within a community. The students will develop skills of group discussion, stating and defending an opinion, negotiation and self reflection. Starter (10 minutes) 1. Share the lesson objectives/outcomes with the students 2. ...read more.

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Activity 3: Teacher/Student Led (10 minutes) Feedback from the previous activity asking each of the groups to explain what is it about the people they have placed on sheet that made the group decide to put them there? Activity 4: Student Led (10 minutes) So what does it mean to be a good citizen? In their groups get the students to come up with a checklist of 5 characteristics that they think make a good citizen. Feedback to create a class checklist of characteristics for a good citizen. Plenary (10 minutes) Students to complete the following sentences * I think a good citizen is someone who........... * An example of a good citizen is.......... Because............. * I think that I am / a not a good school citizen because................. Aim Higher * During the starter activity more able students will be able to verbalise their rationale for their choices clearly and articulately. * During the group discussions more able students will take a leading role in the group, keeping others on task and making sure that all group members get to have a say. ...read more.

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Level 5: * Students will state a personal opinion with explanation of their arguments and showing clear consideration to views opposite to their own. * Students will take a leading role in the decision making process * Students will make informed contributions to group discussion. * Students will be able to define the terms Citizen and Community giving examples not mentioned in the lesson. Level 6: * Students will be able to give a balanced argument which supports their own opinion. * Students will take a leading role in the decision making process ensuring all members get a chance to speak. * Students will make informed contributions to a group discussion using topical examples. * Students will be able to define the terms Community, Good Citizen and Bad Citizen giving examples of each and explaining their choice of example. Summary of key learning * Students will have clear understanding of the terms citizen and community. * Students will begin to see the importance of taking a active role in the communities they belong to. Resource 1: Citizen Cards Resource 2a: Good Citizen Sheet Resource 2b: Bad Citizen Sheet Resource 3: Choices Grid Good Citizens Why Bad Citizens Why ?? ?? ?? ?? (c) 2008 www.citizenshipteacher.co.uk 10004 Page 1 of 7 ...read more.

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