Citizenship Activities

These topics can be used to spark discussions at home, at school, or anyplace else.


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We have discussed whether or not the practice of the virtues of prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude is useful in school or anyplace else.


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We have discussed what makes up a good system of morals and ethics that every person on the planet can abide by.


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We have discussed the mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical skills that may help someone to thrive in the 21st century.


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We have discussed who I want to be and what I want to be doing five years from now.


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We have discussed what it means to earn a high school diploma.


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I have discussed with a trusted adult what I really want and what I’m willing to do to get what I want.


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I have invested in some quiet time, thinking about answers to these questions:
What should I start doing?
What should I stop doing?
What should I continue doing?


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Who are some of  the wisest adults you know?
Pick two of them and have a one-on-one talk with each of them about answers to these questions.
What’s right with the world?
    What should I do to build on and strengthen what’s right?
What’s wrong with the world?
    What should I do to change things for the better?


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I have discussed with a trusted adult what kind of relationships I want to have – with family, with friends, at school, at work, etc.


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I have discussed with a trusted adult what is my life’s purpose.


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Which adults among your family and friends are most mature?
Pick the best two and, in separate one-on-one meetings, talk about these four items:
    1.    What does it mean to be a maturing human being?
    2.    What are some helpful physical and mental habits that promote maturity?
    3.    Is there a spiritual dimension to the human being?  If so, what are some helpful spiritual habits that promote maturity?
    4.    Discuss some of the best teachers and books that deal with the maturation process.


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I have discussed with a trusted adult my vision of what making a difference for the better means for me at age 16, 18, 21, 25, 30 ... .
With the help of family, friends, and other resources, I am willing to do my best to make a difference for the better throughout my lifetime.


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I have discussed with a trusted adult those personal habits and practices which will help me be prepared for a crisis so that I may keep my cool even if others may be losing theirs.


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We have discussed a few virtues which everyone should practice.


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We have discussed school spirit, city spirit, national spirit, global spirit, universal spirit, or any other spirit.


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Which adults among your family and friends are the best problem solvers?
Pick the best two and, in separate one-on-one meetings, ask these four questions:
    1.    What are some basic attitudes toward life that are important to have before beginning the problem solving process?
    2.    What steps do you take to solve a problem?
    3.    What is one of the biggest problems you solved in the past?
    4.    What is one of the biggest problems you face now?
We have discussed some of the human qualities that make for good problem solving.


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We have discussed some of the things that every person can do to live well.


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We have discussed how to keep a positive, optimistic attitude in the midst of challenging economic conditions.


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We have talked about our answers to the question, “Throughout history, who are some of the best teachers ever – in all and any subjects?”


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We have discussed what it means to earn a high school diploma.


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According to www.census.gov, the world’s population will reach 7,000,000,000 in April 2012.  We have discussed what could be done so that every creature on the planet has access to sufficient amounts of fresh air, clear water, and nutritious food.