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Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 4/16/2018
#MyFellowCitizens asks students to think critically about what good citizenship means to them.
The learning begins with the guiding question: What does it mean to be a good citizen? Students investigate this question by looking at the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance, which foreign-born people must take to become naturalized American citizens, and thinking deeply about what are or should be crucial requirements of citizenship. This lesson guides students to closely examine information, to ask probing questions, and to take part in complex discussions with classmates.
Since the founding of the American republic, when the power of the nation was entrusted not in a monarchy but in its citizens, each generation has questioned and considered how to form “a more perfect union.” The American Experiments suite of educational games builds off of this question by challenging students to think about their roles and responsibilities within their democracy.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
Common Core State Standards (Grades K-12)
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 6-8)
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 9-12)
D2.Civ.13.9-12. (Civics): Evaluate public policies in terms of intended and unintended outcomes, and related consequences.