Define The Term 'Citizen' And Identify Legal Responsibilities Of Citizens

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Ashley Williams
Unit: Civics
Grade level: 7
Title of Unit: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Citizens
State Standards:
1. SS.7.C.2.1: Define the term "citizen," and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
2. S.7.C.2.2: Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.
3. SS.7.C.2.3: Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.
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working in the U.S. for at least five years C. being born to American parents D. serving in the U.S. military

6. Naturalization is a legal process to obtain? (evaluate)
A. A birth certificate
B. Citizenship
C. Residency
D. A work permit 7. This box lists actions that citizens can take.

What will happen if a citizen does NOT perform these actions? (evaluate) A. The democracy will fail. B. The common good will suffer. C. The citizen will be charged with a crime. D. The citizen will be fined

True and False
Directions- For each of the statements below, circle “T” if true and “F” if false.

8. A citizen would contact the Environmental Protection Agency about people dumping garbage in the Everglades. (evaluate)

9. The poster below illustrates a civic duty. (analyze)


10. The character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen is defined as citizenship. (knowledge)


11. Citizens are members of a country who owe loyalty to a government in exchange for freedom. …show more content…

Active citizenship can be as small as a campaign to clean up your street or as big as educating young people about democratic values, skills and participation. (analyze)


14. Attending civic meetings is a responsibility. When a citizen attends civic meetings, such as a city council meeting, he or she can become a more informed citizen. (analyze)


Short answer Questions: Answer each question in two to four sentences.

15. Describe two ways a person can become a U.S. citizen. (understanding)

16. “I .. declare .. that I will support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States … against all enemies, foreign and domestic; [and] that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law.” - Oath of citizenship Explain why you think people who are about to become citizens must take an oath. (evaluate)

17.Lists at least two of the basic conditions required for naturalization in the U.S. (understanding)

18. There are many ways to be an active citizen. Think about a way that you can be active. Now write how you can be an active citizen to our democratic society.

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