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May 01, 2014

Responsibility & Community Service

Grade Level:



This lesson explores how groups of people (or animals) come together to solve community problems. Students will identify a variety of personal responsibilities and civic responsibilities from a set of pictures in order to get a better understanding of what responsibility means. Students will understand that citizens in the United States have a responsibility to help others.

Time needed:

1 class period


Materials required:

Responsibility and Community Service Lesson Plan

“How Would You Help This Community?” Handout


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices