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What is Citizenship? Attitudes and Actions Responsible Citizenship Communicating Keeping Freedom What Do You Think?

We Are Free!

Uncle Sam would like you to make a list of the rules and responsibilities that you needed when you were part of a community, but no longer need now that you are the only person left on earth.

Read through the following list and complete the attached worksheet by entering your list of rules and responsibilities in the text boxes that follow.

Rules and responsibilities at school

Rules and responsibilities at home

Rules and responsibilities in your neighborhood

Rules and responsibilities with friends

You will begin to understand that when you live with other people in a city or community you have responsibilities as a citizen. Every citizen has rights, privileges, and duties that wouldn't exist if you were the only person on earth or in your community.


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Upholding community responsibilities and individual rights are equally important. Thus, as in any community, certain rules of behavior and conduct are necessary.

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

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