2/11/2013

Classroom lessons or discussions about what it means to be a citizen are timely as Presidents Day approaches, educator Larry Ferlazzo writes in this blog post. Ferlazzo, who specializes in working with English-language learners, suggests asking students to write what they think it means to be a U.S. citizen, how people becoming a naturalized citizen, including the citizenship test, and what Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama mean when they say "active citizenship." Teachers can then ask students to identify people from the social studies curriculum who are "active citizens."

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