February: Citizenship


February Advisory Plans

Wednesday 2/3/16 
(8th grade classes will have a class meeting today so you will complete this lesson on Monday)

February is all about citizenship and the student's rights and responsibilities in their respective communities. 

Today, ask yourself what is my perception of my rights and responsibilities here in your school community? 

Here are some questions you can ask to guide yourself:
What are some rights you are entitled to at school? 

What are some responsibilities you are entitled to here at school?

Where are your rights and responsibilities located so you can find them? 

Download the handbook from the CIMS website and choose one section to read through. As you read, list things that sound like rights they are afforded and things that sound like responsibilities. 

Discuss this as a class or in teams. Why does it seem like there are so many responsibilities? 

They will continue this discussion on Monday, so if you don't come to an answer it is okay...

Monday 2/8/16

Today, you will continue the conversation about citizenship and your  rights and responsibilities. Using this PowerPoint , go through the lesson with your class and fill in and build your citizenship pyramid. You will have two days in advisory to take the notes and build the pyramid so don't feel like you have to rush through!

Wednesday 2/10/16 
(6th grade classes will have their awards assembly this morning, so you can finish up this lesson on Monday)

Today, you will continue the conversation about citizenship and your  rights and responsibilities. Using this PowerPoint , go through the lesson with your class and fill in and build your citizenship pyramid. 

Citizen Me



Wednesday 2/17/16 
(7th Grade classes are a day ahead, so take an extra day to earn a Blue Ribbon in Study Island!)


Today, you will continue the conversation about citizenship and your  rights and responsibilities. Using this PowerPoint , go through the lesson with your class and fill in and build your citizenship pyramid. 

Monday 2/22/16

Today, let's take your rights to a more global level and look at an international organization called UNICEF. They are dedicated to protecting the human rights of children all over the world. 

First, brainstorm a list of things you think a child needs to be safe, healthy, and develop to their full potential. 

Next, Share with your group, what do you agree on? what are some differences?

As a group, consider these things: 
What are needs vs. wants? 
Which needs should be considered human rights for children and families?
Are there rights you take for granted that other children around the world are not afforded?
Who should make sure these needs are met?

Watch this video:

YouTube Video



In writing, answer the following question:
How do the images here affect your perception of needs and rights of children?

Now, as a group, go back to your list of needs and wants and make any changes based on what you have seen and discussed today.

Wednesday 2/24/16
Today, read the article, 
"What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child" and answer the questions on the back. 

If you have time, check out this website about youth taking action, even just in posting their thoughts and ideas. You can brainstorm some ways that you can take action.


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