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Traits of Good Citizens - Match-Up Activity

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    Updated:  21 Sep 2023

Identify and match characteristics of good citizens with this vocabulary-building activity.

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    Year:  6

teaching resource

Traits of Good Citizens - Match-Up Activity

  • Updated

    Updated:  21 Sep 2023

Identify and match characteristics of good citizens with this vocabulary-building activity.

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

Identify and match characteristics of good citizens with this vocabulary-building activity.

What Makes a Good Citizen?

There are many benefits to living in a society of ‘good citizens’. But what does it mean to be a good citizen? How do good citizens behave?

This matching activity requires students to match characteristics of good citizenship with the correct description. The characteristics included in the resource are: compassion, acceptance, dedicated, dependable, respectful, responsible, sincere, kindness, thoughtful, courage, honesty and patience.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Civics and Citizenship lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students engaged with the activity.

Support Struggling Students

Help students who need additional support understanding the concepts by providing students with a dictionary to look up the definitions of any unfamiliar words.

Challenge Fast Finishers

Extend and challenge fast finishers by encouraging them to write a factual text about a time when they demonstrated one of the citizenship traits from the the match-up activity.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour or black and white versions of the PDF.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher Teach Starter collaborator. 

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