Social Studies 8 Unit 4.1

Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

Learning Outcomes
8.4.1 Take age-appropriate actions that demonstrate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship (local, national, and global)

• examine the concept of citizenship
• define rights and responsibilities

• examine the criteria for becoming a Canadian citizen

• examine the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

• demonstrate an understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

• develop a definition of responsible citizenship • plan and carry out age-appropriate actions that demonstrate responsible citizenship

Human Rights and Responsibilities

When we look at the concept of citizenship the definition can be limited to a simple dictionary definition, “Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a member of a country.” but there could be so much more to the meaning of the term. Watch the following videos and make notes based on what you see about the lessons to be learned.


Social Contracts