Name: _______________________________________________
Citizenship
Date: _____________________________
Text Dependent Response
Part 1: Interact with the Prompt
Describe the role of an effective citizen in a democratic society.
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Circle the directive words in the prompt such as analyze, describe, argue, etc.
Underline what you are being asked to do.
Part 2: Organize Your Thoughts
Introduction
Hook/grabber:
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Thesis
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Body Paragraph 1
The first role of an effective citizen is
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Body Paragraph 2
The second rold of an effective citizen is
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The third role of an effective citizen is
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Conclusion
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Leave the reader with something to think about: ____________________________________________________________
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Part 3: Write your response
After you complete your graphic organizer, type up your response. It should be 5 paragraphs (Introduction, body, and conclusion)
and include all parts of the graphic organizer.
You may look back at your documents and the questions that you answered while you write your essay.
Document 1
Speech made by Pericles, as recorded by Thucydides, History of the
Peloponnesian War, 431 B.C.E.
“Our constitution is called a democracy because power is not in the
hands of a minority but of the whole people. When it is a question of
settling private disputes, everyone is equal before the law; when it is
a question of putting one person before another in positions of
public
responsibility, what counts is not membership of a particular class,
but the actual ability which the man possesses. No one...is kept [out
of the government] because of poverty. And, just as our political life
is free and open, so is our day – to - day life in our relations with
each other.”
Identify three rights of Athenian citizens outlined in the quote above.
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Document 2
An artist’s depiction of the Roman Senate in action and a photo of the U.S. House
of Representatives.
What is the relationship between a citizen and their representative?
The relationship between a citizen and their representative is that the
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process of _______________________. The _______________________ then
votes for laws so that everyone has a _______________________ in the
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One right and one responsibility of an effective citizen from the pictures above are:
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According to ________________________________________________, Ancient Rome or
modern example)
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This connects to modern day citizenship because
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Document 3
The Declaration of Independence [excerpt], 1776.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments
are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the
consent of the governed...
What is the relationship between government and the people?
According to this document, the relationship between the government and the
people is that the _______________________ gets its power from the
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One role of an effective citizen is
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According to _________________________________________________________________
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This connects to modern day citizenship because
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Document 4
Theodore Roosevelt, US President from 1901-1909
"The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar or Augustus, but
because it had already long ceased to be in any real sense a republic at all. When the
sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according
to his own convictions, and who with his fellows formed in war the terrible Roman
legion, had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the
gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who directly
or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand,
and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people
behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing.”
According to the document above, what happens when citizens no longer fulfill their civic
duties? ______________________________________________________________________
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One role of an effective citizen is
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This connects to modern day citizenship because
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Document 5
Photograph taken Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 by John Sleezer of the Kansas City Star.
How has the definition of citizenship changed over time?
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One role of an effective citizen is
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This connects to modern day citizenship because
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