Connect the world of work to your responsibilities as a family member, student, or community member.
DefinitionConnections may include your thoughts and feelings about
- your responsibilities within your family structure
- your goals and responsibilities as a student
- your goals and responsibilities within the school
- your value as a community member
- your role as a volunteer in school and community.
- How do responsibilities within your family compare to responsibilities you might have at work?
- How do the expectations your teachers have of you compare to the expectations an employer might have of you?
- Summarize your activities and responsibilities within your school. Which of them would be most valuable to an employer?
- How do you exhibit responsibility as a member of your community?
- Compose a list of places you might be able to volunteer within your school and community. What can you gain through these experiences?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by
- describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;
- describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;
- describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;
- examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society; and
- evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.
The student will demonstrate personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by
- practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
- practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
- practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
- practicing respect for the law;
- practicing patriotism;
- practicing thoughtful decision making; and
- practicing service to the school and/or local community.