A Citizen’s Responsibilities


US History The U.S. Constitution A Citizen's Responsibilities
Students discover how someone becomes a citizen of the United States, the process of naturalization, and the rights and responsibilities of non-citizen residents. Then they identify the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens and the responsibilities of young people as citizens. Finally, they take a sample "naturalization test" and see how they would do answering questions about U.S. civics.

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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 non-citizen residents. Then they identify the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens and the responsibilities of young people as citizens. Finally, they take a sample “naturalization test” and see how they would do answering questions about U.S. civics.

Objectives:

  • Summarize what makes a person a citizen of the United States.
  • Describe the responsibilities of citizenship.


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 discover how someone becomes a citizen of the United States, the process of naturalization, and the rights and responsibilities of non-citizen residents. Then you’ll identify the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens and the responsibilities of young people as citizens. Finally, you’ll take a sample “naturalization test” and see how you would do answering questions about U.S. civics.

Objectives:

  • Summarize what makes a person a citizen of the United States.
  • Describe the responsibilities of citizenship.




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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