Promoting Citizenship

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Woodhull Elementary School students in Karen McNulty's early elementary class are challenging themselves to display acts of citizenship that are noticed by others in the school.

The class defines being a good citizen as a person who exudes self-control, respect, responsibility, honesty, politeness, kindness and helpfulness. Students “caught” displaying these attributes by someone in the building have their actions praised on a giant board in McNulty’s classroom. Students can earn bonus points for their actions and redeem them for special activities during the year.

The project connects with the social studies content from the class’s "Who We Are" curriculum unit. This is the first schoolwide unit in the International Baccalaureate Program-inspired curriculum, which focuses on laws, the Constitution and American citizenship.