Be a Good Citizen with Miss Rumphius. A 3 rd Grade WebQuest. INTRODUCTION. Are you a good citizen? What is Citizenship anyway? How can you be a good citizen and help your… family? friends? school? community? country?
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A 3rd Grade WebQuest
Are you a good citizen? What is Citizenship anyway?
How can you be a good citizen and help your…
You and your partner’s quest will be to study citizenship through the eyes of author Barbara Cooney’s story, Miss Rumphius, and through projects and activities. Be ready to read, visit the web, and complete your tasks to earn a Good Citizenship Award.
You and your partner will complete the following tasks:
Put on your “thinking cap” and let’s begin your quest.
2. Good citizens do their share of chores at home. On a piece of paper, show how you and your partner are good citiens by each writing at least one chore you do at your house. Think of one extra chore you can do to be more helpful at home. Write it down and tell your teacher when you do this job to earn extra points.
3. Good citizens use polite manners, cooperate, and use kind words with friends. Go to the following website to get tips on how to be a good friend: www.goodcharacter.com/YCC/BeingFriends.html.
4. Good citizens follow the rules and respect others at school. Each of you can pick one school rule and make a poster showing how you follow that rule. To get more points, pick another rule and make another poster.
5. Good citizens help to keep their community clean and safe. Find out about others that help in your community by going to the following website:
_________________ help our community by _____________.
I can help my community by ___________________________.
6. Good citizens take care of their country’s air, land, water, and learn about their country’s symbols. To read about some “Helpful Hints for Planet Earth” go to www.lhric.org/pocantico/earthday/earthday.html
On the site, click on “Read our Book” to learn what you can do to take care of your country. Don’t forget to click on the arrow to read all the slides. Next go back to the home page, click on “Earth Day Quiz” and print it. Fill in the blanks on the quiz and place it in your folder.
To visit “Symbols of the U.S. Government” go to
Check out the many symbols of our country and print the one you like best.
7. It is time to take a break from the computer and read. With your partner, read Miss Rumphius to see how Miss Rumphius was a good citizen.
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Now print your book report form from the following website:
8. Now that you are an expert on citizenship, choose one of these projects to complete either with your partner or on your own.
Print the award, fill it out, and color it.
Congratulations! You are a star citizen!
- Carol Frey
- Jennifer Meier