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Respect as Citizens

We must develop respect for ourselves and for others as citizens, as well as respect for laws and our environment. 

Enter in the text boxes provided on the attached worksheet how you show respect for the items listed below:

1. Laws 2. My Environment
3. Myself 4. Neighbors

Discuss a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., as a class and try to understand what he meant by it.

After you have completed the attached worksheet, discuss with your teacher and classmates new and different ways you can show respect to yourself, your neighbors, your environment, and laws.  Tell your teacher if there are any ways that you are disrespectful and what you think you can do to change these behaviors.

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To treat someone with respect means to act as if the person were worthy of high regard, to avoid interfering with that person's legitimate efforts to meet his or her needs, and to avoid violating that person's rights. Our society says that every person is entitled to be treated with the same basic respect as every other person regardless of differences such as age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or handicap.



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

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