"THE COUNTRY BUNNY
AND THE LITTLE GOLD
- Developed by Bobbi
- Student at Utah State
University (Elementary Education)
- TITLE OF
LESSON: Citizenship in
the Classroom, and Community
AREA: social studies
integrated into reading
April 18, 2000
Students will be able to help make a list identifying ways that
the "Country Bunny" showed good citizenship in the story, and how
it can be implemented into our classroom.
Students will use the list we made and give out anonymous awards
to students in our classroom for being good citizens (awards will
be put into the other students' desks).
"Country Bunny and The Little Gold Shoes," by Du Bose
Copies of awards, enough for each student (5 awards on a sheet,
and one sheet for each student. Any award of your choice will
Begin the class by asking the students what respect, and
responsibility means. Ask students the difference between respect
for yourself and respect for others. Ask them if there is a
difference in respecting actual objects, and people.
Ask students if they know what it means to be a good citizen. By
respecting others does that make them a good citizen?
Ask the students if we have anything in our classroom that helps
us to respect others, and their possessions, (e.g. classroom
rules, or individual student jobs).
Talk about the year to
year use of classroom equipment, (e.g.) desks, floors/carpets,
jump ropes, balls, scissors. What happens if they get ruined? Who
gets to use the worn out chair if you write on it? What about gum
Ask the students whose responsibility it is to take care of
things. Is it always the teachers? How can they help take care of
Ask the children to
look for examples of good citizens, and showing respect or
responsibility in the story while it's being read.
Read "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes," by Du Bose
After the story, hold a class discussion, and write on the board
things that they noticed about Country Bunnies children. What did
they do to be good citizens? Ask the children if they noticed how
the children always worked to finish things, even if it wasn't
- out respect awards. Instruct the students to secretly give out
these awards to other students that they see doing good citizen
work at school. Color, and cut out the award, and then write down
what they did and secretly put it into the student's desk.
The students should be able to make a class list of things in "The
Country Bunny" that were examples of respect and responsibility.
They were then able to make a list of things that we could do to
work on in our classroom.
The students were able
to show their understanding of citizenship by being better
examples in class, and putting awards in various students' desks
- Any Questions or Comments?
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