Citizen University modules help middle school aged children to learn how to:
create a positive personal image;
handle conflict; and
meet academic challenges.
Learning to think and function independently to take control of your life.
Thinking – You’ll talk about things that can help you become more self-reliant and explore ways to build habits that make you independent.
Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your ability to be self-reliant, and what you want to change or improve about your self-reliance as you grow and mature.
Doing – You’ll complete an activity to develop your self-reliance.
Applying a 5-step process to making good, sound decisions that are beneficial to you and others.
Thinking – You’ll talk about and practice how to make good decisions.
Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your ability to make good decisions and identify areas where you could improve.
Doing – You’ll complete an activity where you make a decision about something challenging. You’ll also come back after the decision has been implemented and learn from it.
Understanding the importance of good self-esteem and taking action to improve it.
Thinking – You’ll talk about things that help grow your self-esteem and explore how those things show up in your life.
Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your self-esteem, how you might improve it, and how others affect it.
Doing – You’ll complete an activity to help boost your self-esteem now and in the future.
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Applying a 4-step conflict resolution process so self-esteem and relationships are healthy.
Thinking – You’ll talk about examples of conflict and conflict resolution possibilities.
Feeling – You’ll discover how you feel about your ability to handle conflict and identify areas where you can improve.
Doing – You’ll complete a conflict resolution activity and identify things you’d like to keep working on to help you resolve future conflict.
Learning the importance of managing money and creating healthy money habits.
Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to manage your money well and discuss specific ways to budget your money.
Feeling – You’ll discuss your feelings about how you earn money and how you spend it. You’ll also identify things you like, and things you want to change, about money management.
Doing – You’ll create a budget and talk about a savings plan allowing you to purchase things most important to you.
Understanding your rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.
Thinking – You’ll talk about why it’s important to understand and exercise your rights and responsibilities.
Feeling – You’ll discuss your feelings about your rights and responsibilities at home, school and in your community.
Doing – You’ll identify ways to engage yourself and others in the democratic process.
Understanding the benefits of education and the role education may play in your future.
Thinking – You’ll learn about a number of significant benefits to pursuing education after high school.
Feeling – You’ll talk about your hopes, dreams, and concerns related to gaining additional education.
Doing – You’ll complete an activity designed to help you view education as an investment in your future.
Identifying good and bad learning habits and improving in ways that help you meet your academic challenges.
Thinking – You’ll evaluate your learning habits and target areas for improvement.
Feeling – You’ll talk about your ability to make positive changes and realize the benefits of those changes in your life.
Doing – You’ll complete an activity designed to help you form new and better learning habits.
Exploring activities that happen outside of your school’s academic curriculum and identifying some that may be of interest to you.
Thinking – You’ll learn about the benefits of extracurricular activities and begin looking at different types of activities.
Feeling – You’ll talk about what you like to do and select some activities based on your personal interests.
Doing – You’ll take the first steps toward participating in an activity.
Identifying social challenges that may be a problem for you and creating ways to deal with them.
Thinking – You’ll learn about a variety of different social challenges.
Feeling – You’ll talk about whether or not you are experiencing problems with one or more of the social challenges. You’ll also talk about how those problems are affecting you mentally, emotionally and physically.
Doing – You’ll select at least one social challenge and develop a plan to overcome the problems it is causing in your life.
Creating a support group to help you achieve academic success.
Thinking – You’ll learn about the benefits and components of academic support groups.
Feeling – You’ll talk about your hopes, dreams, and concerns related to academic success.
Doing – You’ll design your own academic support network and know how to ask for their help.