Rights and Responsibilities

In our Rights and Responsibilities lesson plan, students learn what rights and responsibilities are and how they are related but different. Students connect this lesson to their own lives by listing some rights and responsibilities in their own households.

Our Rights and Responsibilities lesson plan

explores the relationship between rights and responsibilities in everyday life and in society. During this lesson, students are asked to tell whether given scenarios are a right or a responsibility and either sketch a drawing or cut an image from a magazine that correctly matches each right or responsibility. Students are also asked to identify their own rights and responsibilities at home, connecting the lesson material to their real lives.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define rights and responsibilities, give examples of each, and explain the relationship between them in their lives and in society.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4

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Social Studies


1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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    Excellent 3rd Grade Social Studies Resources

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