Arkansas Builds Citizens — The ABC’s of Citizenship
Citizens contribute to the improvement of local communities through volunteerism and
the voting process.
How do citizens contribute to the improvement of a community?
How does the election process work?
How has technology affected the election process?
Students will be able to:
G.3.3.3 — Describe how people affect and alter their environment (e.g. farming,
building dams, environmental lighting, irrigation, pit mining)
G.3.3.4 — Discuss ways in which the school and community can improve the physical
environment by practicing conservation
C.5.3.2 — Describe how citizens contribute to the improvement of a community
(e.g., service projects, volunteerism)
C.5.3.3 — Describe the election process
H.6.3.9 — Identify ways in which technology has changed the world (e.g., computers,
fax machines, cell phones)
H.6.3.10 — Examine land development and its impact on a community
• Art supplies
Attachment 1: Home Conservation Checklist
Attachment 2: Arkansas Voter Registration Application
Lesson 3-2 —Civic Responsibility
Arkansas Builds Citizens
Discuss ways that people affect and alter their environment. If possible, use before
and after photos. Discuss projects in their community that have altered that
Discuss ways that volunteers serve in the school and community. List ways that
families and students participate in school and community volunteer programs.
Students will complete a home survey that identifies ways that the family practices
conservation (Attachment 1).
Discuss how voting is a way that citizens can improve their communities.
Describe the election