THINGS EVERY KID SHOULD KNOW:
A citizen is a member of a community. A community can be small, like your home, a classroom, a school, or large, like a city, province, or country. The global community includes everyone on Earth. Everyone is a member of a community and everyone has a responsibility to maintain it.
YOU ARE A KID MEMBER OF YOUR HOME COMMUNITY.
A responsibility is a duty or something someone should do. A responsibility can be a chore at home or school or it can be following rules, helping other community members, and making positive changes. When someone works to help the whole community, he or she works for the common good. Obeying laws and rules is an important responsibility.
YOU ARE A RESPONSIBLE KID WHEN YOU ARE THE HELPER, YOU PUT THINGS AWAY WHERE THEY GO, AND YOU ARE SAFE AND FOLLOWING THE RULES.
A law is a rule set by a community that tells how to behave or act. Different communities have different laws. For example, Canada has laws that govern the entire country, while a province has laws that govern the province. Cities, towns, and neighborhoods have their own laws to govern themselves. If a community member breaks a law, there are consequences. Laws help protect citizens’ rights. If a law is unfair, it is the community’s responsibility to change the law. Laws can be amended or changed when responsible citizens take action.
YOU CAN STAY AWAY FROM CONSEQUENCES WHEN YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE, SAFE, AND FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
A right is a freedom that is protected. Citizens of different countries have different rights. In Canada there are certain freedoms that cannot be taken away from any citizen. These rights include a right to a safe home and a right to education. Leaders establish laws to help protect peoples’ rights.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY AND TO LEARN FROM YOUR HOME AND SCHOOL, NOT ONLY CHORES AND SCHOOLWORK, BUT ALSO HOW TO BE A RESPONSIBLE KID AND STUDENT.
Excerpts of the above information were sourced from BrainPopJr. at www.brainpopjr.com