Citizenship Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Example Students

Topic: Being a Good Citizen

Objectives & Outcomes:

  • Students will understand the importance of being a good citizen and how their actions can impact their community.


  • pictures of different types of citizens (e.g. police officer, firefighter, volunteer)
  • chart paper and markers


  • Ask students to think of a time when they saw a citizen doing a good job and tell the class about it.
  • Write their examples on the chart paper and discuss why these people are good citizens.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of being a good citizen and explain that it means doing the right thing and following the rules.
  • Ask students what they should do if they see someone breaking the rules.
  • Explain that being a good citizen also means taking care of the community and helping others when they need it.
  • Ask students to think of times when they have seen a citizen doing something to take care of the community or help others, and write their examples on the chart paper.
  • Discuss why these actions are important for being a good citizen.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and give each group an example of a good citizen from the storybooks they brought.
  • Have the groups discuss the actions taken by the characters and why they are considered good citizens.
  • Have each group share their ideas with the class.

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a poster or presentation to teach their classmates about what it means to be a good citizen.
  • Students should include examples from the storybooks and their own personal experiences.


  • Ask students to share something they learned about what it means to be a good citizen.
  • Discuss any additional examples or insights students have about being a good citizen.
  • Remind students that being a good citizen is important because it helps make the world a better place.


  • Observe students during the independent practice activity and take note of their understanding of what it means to be a good citizen.
  • Collect and review the written or oral presentations students create for the independent practice activity.
  • Administer a quiz or written assessment to assess students' knowledge of the definition of a good citizen and the characteristics and behaviors associated with good citizenship.

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