What it means to be a good citizen
Philippines: what it takes to be a good citizen
The idea of citizenship originated in Ancient Greece’s city-states, specifically in Athens. At the time, Greek education was intended to teach people the ideals, intellectual structures, and mental habits demanded of free men. That is, to take an active role in the political system that has influenced their lives and ensured their liberties.
Nonetheless, in today’s world, people are rarely taught how to be good citizens. As a result, I posed the following questions to myself: “What does it mean to be a good citizen?” and “How do you become a good citizen?” I’m going to share the answers I came up with with you in this article.
Patriotism is getting and demonstrating love for one’s country. It entails a strong commitment to some national cultural traditions as well as a strong sense of patriotism. The following are some examples of patriotism:
Bear in mind, however, that patriotism is not to be confused with nationalism. Nationalism is the belief that your country is superior to others and deserving of superiority. Patriots are proud of their country, but they recognize that others are justifiably proud of theirs as well.
Family education series – being a good citizen
No one is flawless, I believe we should all agree. People make mistakes, but treating others with respect, even when we disagree, is always vital. Being a good citizen includes following the community code and learning how to debate in a respectful manner so that we can all feel comfortable and enjoy our time together in the community. Respect includes paying attention, cooperating, and selecting acceptable acts, attitudes, and behaviors. When we disagree with others, we must be peaceful problem solvers in order to resolve our differences. Then we’d be able to come up with a plan that benefits the whole community.
Good citizen lesson for kids
Students will look at recent demonstrations and try to figure out “what does it mean to be a good citizen?” Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne argue in their article “Educating the Good Citizen” that one’s understanding of what democracy demands of its people is influenced by one’s political beliefs. This lesson asks students to watch the video “NFL Players Team Up in Defiance and Solidarity” and decide if good citizenship entails being involved and speaking up for what they believe in, or just following the law. The students would then plan their answer to the midterm exam question and decide if someone they met while serving exemplifies what it means to be a good citizen.
Prepare your response to the question below in the journal section of your PSL notebook. When writing your answer, make sure to refer to Westheimer and Kahne’s article “Educating the Good Citizen.” Colin Kaepernick was elected Citizen of the Year by GQ in November 2017 for taking a knee during the national anthem “to protest racial racism and, more importantly, police brutality against black citizens.” According to GQ, Kaepernick put his life on the line to make a difference, forcing people to look at things they didn’t want to see and listen to things they didn’t want to hear. Nike’s latest ad campaign was released in September 2018 “The “Believe in Something” campaign featured a picture of Kaepernick with the words “Just Do It.” Even if it means putting something on the line.” What does it take to be a responsible citizen? What role does politics play in people’s perceptions of what it means to be a good citizen? Do you agree with GQ and Nike’s decision to prominently feature Kaepernick? Have you met someone during your service who you believe is more deserving of this honor?
What does it take to be a responsible citizen? In certain cases, the solution is straightforward: engage in government (vote), pay your taxes, follow the rules, and contribute to the United States’ economic well-being. There’s something, though. The basic cultural principles of society and how those values are practiced in the country or culture define what it means to be a good citizen. Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are at the forefront of putting tribal core cultural values into practice, which are the bedrock of good citizenship.
Citizenship in the United States is described quite differently in Indigenous nations than it is in the rest of the world. To begin, we refer to our relationship with our tribal governments as “membership.” The overwhelming majority of tribal constitutions use the term “members” instead of “people.” This may be due to the fact that we are all members of families and clans, and therefore tribes. As a result, becoming a tribal member has both cultural and political implications. The word “member” suggests, however, that tribes are merely social clubs or organisations. This presumption has been used by those who are hostile to tribal interests. Indeed, at least one U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Mazurie, has been based on this implication (1975). The word “resident” emphasizes the possibility that our tribal governments are not true governments. Of course, such a statement is incorrect.