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Bull's-Eye

Choose five attitudes or actions from the following list that you believe in strongly as a citizen.

  1. Give to the poor.
  2. Conserve water and electricity.
  3. Help others.
  4. Get involved in meetings and organizations to help make changes when necessary.
  5. Be respectful and kind to those around me.
  6. Save the environment in whatever way I can.
  7. Care for the sick in some way.
  8. Care for the elderly in some way.

On the attached worksheet, enter the number of each of your five choices in the text box next to the number that matches the one found on the circle. Put the belief you value most next to the highest number in the circle and so on. 

Give yourself the indicated number of points on the scorecard found at the bottom of the worksheet every time you act on one of your beliefs.  For example, if you value most giving to the poor, every time you give to the poor, give yourself 150 points.  See how many points you can get at the end of the week to share with your teacher and classmates.

After completing the attached worksheet, share your scorecard so you can discuss your beliefs and points with your teacher and classmates.

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The environment is high on the agenda for the vast majority of people these days, from politicians to the man in the street. But the environment and citizenship are very closely linked and part of being a good citizen is ensuring you do your part for the environment. After all, we must act now to repair damage already done to the environment for future generations – a key component of being a good citizen.

It is everyone’s duty as a citizen to live as environmentally friendly, or green, a life as possible, both for our sakes, the planet’s, and the sake of our children and their children.



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

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