Rights and Responsibilities

What is the difference between a right and a responsibility? A right is a freedom that is protected, such as the right to free speech and religion. A responsibility is a duty or something you should do, such as recycling or doing your homework. Voting is both a right and a responsibility! In this movie, you'll learn about different rights and responsibilities and how to be a good citizen in your community. Find out how communities set laws and rules and how citizens can work together for the common good.

Rights and Responsibilities Lesson Plan: Laws

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of laws. Students will explain who determines laws and how laws are enforced, and identify student responsibilities under the law. They will then select and research a student responsibility for safety using print, web, and community resources, and create a skit or alternative presentation to teach others about the importance of the selected responsibility. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

RIghts and Responsibilities Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about rights and responsibilities The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie RIghts and Responsibilities. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Rights and Responsibilities Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about rights and responsibilities. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Rights and Responsibilities topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »