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Woodbury Advisory: February

A guide to activities and themes to cover with advisory classes.

Citizenship

Citizenship

(think regal purple)

Do your share to make your school and community better

Cooperate

Get involved in community affairs

Stay informed; vote

Be a good neighbor

Obey laws and rules

Respect authority

Protect the environment

Volunteer

6th Grade

Introduce the theme of Citizenship (Start of the month)

  • Watch the attached video and discuss.
  • Ask the students the following questions.  They can discuss in small groups or as a whole.
  • What does it mean to be a citizen?  What makes someone a good citizen or a bad citizen?  

Volunteering Opportunities

Talk with your advisory about volunteering opportunities.  Look for new opportunities that may now be available due to the pandemic.

  • Show the attached video and read the attached article. 

 

Community Involvement

Have the students think about the following questions. 

  • What are some of the things in your community that need improving?
  • What could you do about it?

Have each student pledge something they could help fix in their community individually or that you could do as a whole group for the school.

Citizenship Activity

Have students create "The Citizen Chain"

Materials Needed: Strips of paper

  • Cut strips of paper and pass out one to each student.
  • Have them each draw or write a good citizen action on their strip of paper.
  • Staple the links together and form a "citizen chain" to display in the classroom.
  • Explain that in a community we are all connected and must work together to make it a great place to live. 

7th Grade

Introduce the Theme of Citizenship (Start of the month)

  • Watch the attached video and discuss.
  • Ask the students the following question.  
  • Agree or disagree: I don't have any responsibility to my school, my community, my nation, or anything else. My only responsibilities are to myself.
  • They can discuss answers in small groups or as a whole advisory.

Volunteering Opportunities

Talk with your advisory about volunteering opportunities.

  • Show any of the attached videos and read the attached article.

Citizenship Lesson

What's a good citizen?

Complete the attached lesson on citizenship for middle school.

Citizen Me Activity

Create a Citizenship Pyramid!

Complete the attached activity with your advisory to help students better understand their roles within our society.

8th Grade

Introduce the Theme of Citizenship (Start of the month)

  • Watch the attached video and discuss.
  • Ask the students the following question.  
  • What is social responsibility? What does it have to do with being a good citizen?
  • They can discuss in small groups or as a whole.

Volunteering Opportunities

Talk with your advisory about volunteering opportunities.

  • Show the attached video clips.
  • Go to the following link and look up volunteering organizations in Salem. (Volunteer Search Engine)
  • Have students choose a way to give back to their community and volunteer.  
  • Discuss as a group where or how they decided to help and check back in before the end of the year to see who has acted on their commitment.

Promoting Community Activism

Write the following quote on the board:

“All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing”

Have the students explain what it means to them, their school, their town, and their country. 

You can have them complete something like a Frayer Model if helpful.

Then as a whole group discuss what it means and how we can all prevent the ‘triumph of evil’.