The class (Language Arts/Writing) participated in a lesson based on the character of Citizenship. The lesson will start with an introduction as to what Citizenship exactly is as well as a bell work prompt of the following: What can you do to make your immediate community better? I will then share information from a document I obtained from the Character Counts website [here] with the students. I will also open it up for a brief discussion on what the students feel Citizenship is to them and how it applies to their daily routine. We will continue the lesson on Citizenship with an arts and crafts activity in which the students will design 8 by 11 inch posters about what Citizenship means to them in collaborative groups. We will then conclude the lesson by having each group select a speaker to present the groups poster to the rest of the class. The posters will be displayed in the classroom as well as near the library.
**Each month our school participates in a in a program called Character Counts. There are six pillars, and they are as follows: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Here is a snippet from the Character Counts website for those unfamiliar as to what Character Counts exactly is, “The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.”
~ Mr. Sye