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What does responsible citizenship mean to you? Answer this question in the text box provided on the attached worksheet.

The attached worksheet includes images of paper doll figures standing with Uncle Sam. Enter your name in the text box under the paper doll in the middle next to Uncle Sam and enter the names of four of your friends, classmates, teachers, or relatives under each of the remaining paper doll figures.  In the text boxes under each person's name, enter at least three ways these people are responsible citizens.

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What personality traits do responsible citizens possess? Answer this question in the text box provided on the attached worksheet.

After completing the attached worksheet, discuss with your teacher and classmates.

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Citizenship education is not about trying to fit everyone into the same mould, or creating the "model" or "good" citizen. It is about enabling citizens to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities.

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

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