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civic mindedness

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Learning Standard

Social Science 12.2.4 Understand the obligations of civic-mindedness, including voting, being informed on
civic issues, volunteering and performing public service, and serving in the military
or alternative service.

Lesson Objective

students will be able to understand key civic duties and why they are important. students will show competence by passing a quiz at the end of the period.

Jury Duty

Jury Duty is an important civic duty for all Americans to perform. American citizens are entitled to a trial by jury, to ensure that they receive a fair trial. In order to create this jury, the court will randomly select individuals to serve on the jury. 


It is important for citizens to voulenter some of their time to their community. Volunteering your time to your community helps make the society a better place to live. Volunteering can be as easy as having a park clean up or as complex as raising money for a cause.

Selective Services

Another important civic duty for American citizens is to sign up for the selective services. It is required for all citizens to sign up for this service. This service is only used in a time of emergency and will randomly select individuals to join the military.