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Introduction What is Citizenship? What Does It Take to Be a U.S. Citizen? Becoming a Citizen Alone We Are Free! Creating a Community Acting Like a Citizen The Matching Game Power for the People Civil Yet Disobedient Is This Civil Disobedience or Isn't It? Demonstrating an Opinion Citizens' Rights Balancing the Scales More Scales to Balance

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Creating a Community

Now Uncle Sam would like for you to imagine that you are no longer the only person on earth.  Other people have joined you and all of you live in one large area.  This large area is called a "community" and it can be as large as the world or as small as your family.  People who have things in common such as economic, recreational, professional, or social interests form communities.  What is a member of a community called?  That's right, a citizen, and citizens have rights, privileges, and duties, as you have already learned.

Uncle Sam and the other citizens in your community have been busy helping you build homes for needy families.  Complete the attached worksheet and explain in the text boxes why each of the following items has become a necessary part of your community.

Four-Way Stop Signs

Fire Hydrants


Discuss your answers with your teacher and classmates.


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Sure, many people would like to build a community, but who wakes up every day with this task at the top of his or her list of priorities? A community needs a champion—an identifiable hero and inspiration — to carry the flag for the community.

*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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