The Ashley Bryan School

The Ashley Bryan School
Serving Children in Grades K-8 from the Cranberry Isles

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Learning Civics: Finale!

Since the beginning of the school year, the students have been learning about citizenship, rights, responsibilities and government by creating their own society.  They named their society Mucho Fabuloso and today they finished their official work. 

These two worked on the Bill of Rights for Mucho Fabuloso. 

This piece of art work captures the values of Mucho Fabuloso.

Most of this project was created by these four kiddos. 
These two worked on the laws of Mucho Fabuloso.  They wrote the laws based on the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of Mucho Fabuloso, which were developed by the group after determining the society's values.  The whole group voted on each law. 

What did the students learn about citizenship, government, rights and responsibilities?  Here's what they had to say:
  • I learned how to work better together, how to cooperate and be nice.
  • I learned about the Bill of Rights and the amendments that make the Bill of Rights like Freedom of Speech. 
  • I learned that being with others and making this project together is really more beautiful than it would be by yourself.  The projects were so much better because we did them together. 
  • I learned what cleanliness means. 
  • We worked as a team.
  • We practiced leadership.
  • I learned that government is important, but sometimes it has to wait until everyone cooperates and leads, and figures out how to lead without being a monarchy.  
  • Government is so awesome because it lets people do what they want sometimes.
  • Citizens are really important and not many rights can be taken away. 
We look forward to sharing this project with the whole community during our winter open house in January!

1 comment:

  1. My favorite is the picture of the "law makers!" They look TOUGH! And those are some THOUGH laws to live by! Awesome project ABS. You are civics rockstars! If only we could get some lawmakers from Washington to hear your awesome ideas!