Citizenship Video


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Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a good citizen? In this fun and engaging 10-minute animated video students will follow Paul the Robot and Francis the Platypus as they learn the basics.

On their adventure into citizenship, Paul and Francis run into the ghost of James Madison, who has a lot to teach them about the big ideas that make our system of government so unique.

In the process, they find out how the actions of the citizens who have come before us have helped shape our current-day society. They come to understand the many different things citizens can do to participate in our democracy as well as in our local communities. And they learn about the characteristics of good citizens that are so important to our democracy – things like listening to others, making sound decisions, and speaking up on issues that matter to us.

Engage students in learning about Congress, representative democracy, and citizen participation.

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