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Rights vs Responsibilities


  • Understand your rights as a US citizen.
  • Understand your responsibilities as a US citizen.


This exercise is to develop a clear understanding of the rights and responsibilities that come with being a US citizen.

Divide into four groups. On a blank piece of paper, groups will make two columns, label one Rights and the other side Responsibilities. As the leader pulls a slip of paper out of the cup and reads it out loud, everyone should decide as a group which column they believe it belongs in. Discuss as a group each right and responsibilities-understanding the difference.

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  • Scissors
  • Cup or basket
  • Pen and paper for each group


Print page two in the PDF. Cut each piece of paper out and place the strips of paper in a cup.

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