U.S. Citizenship and Participation


US History (11th) Progressive Era U.S. Citizenship and Participation
Students discover how someone becomes a citizen of the United States, the process of naturalization, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizen residents. Then, they take a practice civics test. Finally, they learn about four methods of participatory democracy and brainstorm ways to use them around a specific contemporary issue.

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In this experience, students discover how someone becomes a citizen of the United States, the process of naturalization, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizen residents. Then, they take a practice civics test. Finally, they learn about four methods of participatory democracy and brainstorm ways to use them around a specific contemporary issue. 

Students will work in small groups in scene 4 to brainstorm methods of citizen participation in contemporary public issues. Each group will cover one of five topics, so ensure that there are at least five groups.

Objectives:

  • Summarize what makes a person a citizen of the United States.
  • Describe how someone can become a naturalized citizen.
  • Identify and analyze recent examples of participation in the democratic process.


Do you know someone who was not born in the United States, but after living here for a number of years has become a U.S. citizen? When someone becomes a citizen, he or she has certain rights and responsibilities. In this experience, you will learn how someone becomes a citizen of the United States, the process of naturalization, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizen residents. Then you’ll see a number of ways individuals make their views heard in American democracy today.

Objectives:

  • Summarize what makes a person a citizen of the United States.
  • Describe how someone can become a naturalized citizen.
  • Identify and analyze recent examples of participation in the democratic process.




U.S. military personnel take the Oath of Allegiance


As a student and a family member, you have certain responsibilities. In a word or phrase, list one or more of your personal responsibilities in the word cloud.

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We also have responsibilities as citizens of the United States. We’ll explore what it means to be a U.S. citizen, the paths to citizenship, and the rights and responsibilities that come with being a citizen. 


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