Elementary School Modules

Ages 7 – 10 (Elementary School)

These Citizen University modules help to build fundamental principles byFive happy kids working with children to:

understand roles and responsibilities in a family;
care for neighbors and community; and
respect laws and authority.

Developing healthy living habits related to diet, sleep, exercise, and hygiene.

Thinking – You’ll talk about the importance and benefits of healthy living habits.

Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your current habits and make new plans to improve your sense of well-being.

Doing – You’ll select an activity and take action to start practicing healthier ways of living.

Understanding roles and responsibilities of family members including parents or guardians, grandparents and children

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to know about family roles and what responsibilities are linked to each role.

Feeling – You’ll discover how staying true to your assigned role makes you – and other family members – feel.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help you stay true to your role and the responsibilities tied to it.

Knowing what you believe about important issues in your life and honoring your beliefs by the way you live
Taking responsibility for actions.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to know what principles mean the most to you, and why you may sometimes want to stand for them.

Feeling – You’ll discover how standing for your principles makes you and others feel.

Doing – You’ll select an activity and take action to demonstrate your desire to defend or honor your most valued principle(s).

This module discusses behaving in ways that demonstrate you are trustworthy.

Thinking – You’ll talk about the importance of being trustworthy – both for yourself and others.

Feeling – You’ll discover how trust can make you and others feel.

Doing – You’ll select an activity and take action to demonstrate being trustworthy with your family, friends, or others in the community.

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Identifying good role models and using them to help shape the way you live your life.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why role models are important in your life and how to select them.

Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your role models when they do good things and bad things.

Doing – You’ll work through a process and take actions to choose role model(s) or to replace existing ones.

Understanding and respecting people who are different from you.

Thinking – You’ll talk about the kinds of differences you notice in your school and community, and any times that differences in people have led to a happy or sad event in your life.

Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about differences in other people.

Doing – You’ll work through an activity to learn more about showing respect for diversity.

Understanding and respecting laws intended to benefit you and the authority figures responsible for enforcing them.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s import to respect laws and authority – for yourself and others.

Feeling – You’ll discover how following rules can make you and others feel.

Doing – You’ll select an activity and take action to demonstrate your respect for laws and authority, whether it be rules relating to your family, neighborhood, school, or community.

Understanding violent behavior and how to prevent it.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to know about what violence is and how to help protect yourself, and others, from it.

Feeling – You’ll discover how living in a peaceful and violence-free environment benefits you: mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Doing – You’ll select an activity to help promote non-violence and a world filled with more security and good will.

Understanding the importance of volunteering and identifying areas of service that interest you.

Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s import to volunteer – for yourself and others.

Feeling – You’ll discover how volunteering can make you and others feel.

Doing – You’ll select an activity and take action to demonstrate your respect for volunteering, whether at school, in the neighborhood, community, or world.

Identifying different ways to demonstrate care for your neighbors and community.

Thinking – You’ll talk about the importance of caring for your neighbors and community.

Feeling – You’ll discover your personal interests and ways you could care for your neighbors and community.

Doing – You’ll select a service project and take action to demonstrate care for your neighbors and community.