Subject: Social Studies
Lesson Length: 40 - 45 min
Topic: Understanding Rights & Responsibilities of Citizens
Grade Level: 4
Objective: Critical thinking, Informing
Power, Authority, and Governance
Brief Description: Students will be able to distinguish between protected rights and responsibilities as members of their community/state/country.
Know Before You Start: Students should have a working knowledge of the terms right and responsibility.
Hook: Show students the sample comics. Have them decide if the action in each panel is a right of a citizen or a responsibility of a citizen.
Students will create a 2 panel comic depicting a right and responsibility for citizens living in their community/state/country.
Panel 1: Illustrate a protected right of a citizen.
Panel 2: Illustrate a responsibility of a citizen.
Closure: Share and discuss student comics. Were there any commonalities? What would life be like if citizens didn’t follow through on their responsibilities?
Provide more examples and visuals as necessary, have students sort images into rights/responsibilities.
Allow students to work with partners or in groups
Provide sentence starters for discussion and comic
Allow students to create a comic in their home language