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How to Be a Good Citizen - Sorting Center

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Grow a new batch of good citizens with a citizenship sorting activity.

Citizenship Lesson Plans – Elementary Social-Emotional Learning Activities

As a community, we all want to take part in the continued good health and safety of our region. What is the best way to do that? By learning how to be good citizens at home, at school, and in our community. This activity is designed for primary readers and will help your students think about what it means to be a good citizen!

Start the school year off on the right foot with your students as they learn how to be good citizens. This activity will help your learners identify how they can act as good citizens in their homes, school, and neighborhoods.

To use, students will

  • Shuffle cards and split the deck equally between players.
  • Take turns reading and sorting cards by determining if the statement is an action of a good citizen or a bad citizen and sort accordingly.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

Plan more lessons and find new ideas for supporting your learners’ emotional health.

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This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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