SS.7.C.2.1: Define the term “citizen,” and identify legal means of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Benchmark Clarification 1 with Vocab.
Benchmark Clarification 2 with Vocab.
Benchmark Clarification 3 with Vocab.

Block 1: 

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In your Journal please define the following terms then answer the question at the bottom of this block:

  • Citizens
  • civics
  • Citizenship (as stated in the 14th amendment)
  • government
  • naturalization
  • alien
  • refugee
  • responsibility
  • duty
  • tolerance
  • welfare
  • volunteerism
  • law of blood
  • law of soil
  • immigrant
  • resident
  • 14th amendment
  • common good
  • selective service
  • obligation.

People do not HAVE to follow their responsibilities as citizens. In your opinion what could happen if people stopped trying to be good citizens? Think about it and write your answer in your journal?

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Block 2:

Essential questions for this block: According to the 14th Amendment, what are the two ways in which a person can become a U.S. citizen?

What is the Law of Soil?

What is the law of blood?

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