Q1W2, August 23 – 27

Citizenship PowerPoint 2021-22

If you are home, please go to your Civics class in Canvas and view the module titled, Citizenship and Forms of Government.  There you will find the PowerPoint and instructional video for Monday/Tuesday classes.  

You may access Canvas through vPortal.  

CPalms – Show Your Citizenship Tutorial



TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #2
Unit of InstructionCitizenship and Different Forms of Government
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.2.1 Define the term “citizen” and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
SS.7.C.2.2 Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.

SS.7.C.3.1  Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).

SS.7.C.3.2  Compare parliamentary, federal, confederal, and unitary systems of governments.

SS.7.G.2.1  Locate major cultural landmarks that are emblematic of the United States.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I can define citizenship as stated in the Fourteenth Amendment.

I can explain how a person can become a citizen of the United States.

I can recognize the concept of the common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.

I can use scenarios to assess specific obligations and/or responsibilities of citizens.

I can distinguish between obligations, responsibilities, and duties.

I will examine the significant contributions of citizens to a democratic society.

I can identify the consequences or predict the outcome on society of citizens that do not fulfill their citizenship responsibilities. 

Classroom Activities

Citizenship PowerPoint (see link below if you are at home):  Students will learn the definition of the term “citizen,” and they will learn the process to become a United States citizen.

Create a naturalization poster listing the steps in the naturalization process. The steps must be in order and your poster/flyer should be neat and include visuals.

Citizenship PowerPoint:  Students will learn the obligations of citizenship.


SMT – Diagnostic assessment

Obligations v. Responsibilities Gallery Walk

Different Forms of Government PowerPoint & Activity

Assignments Due

Naturalization Flyer (due 8/27) – students were asked to create a flyer illustrating the steps needed to become a naturalized citizen (SS.7.C.2.1) Steps to Naturalization Mini-Posters Instructions

CPalms Tutorial – Show Your Citizenship (due 8/27) – students were asked to complete the interactive tutorial.  They will receive a certificate when the tutorial is complete. 

 SMT – District Diagnostic Assessment (due 8/27) – Diagnostic grade


Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.