This easy "Do Now" gets students engaged from the moment they enter the classroom.
Students receive a handout when they enter the class (see the document below). During the next few minutes, students respond to the questions on the handout, which prompt students to consider the citizenship and the need for citizenship both theoretically and in practice. It also prompts them to defend whether citizenship should be a birthright and articulate a counter argument. After individually responding, they share their responses with a neighbor. The handout serves to prime students for the big discussion questions of the day.