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Citizenship In the Community

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Transcript of Citizenship In the Community

Requirement Two!
What does it mean to be a citizen?
a person who lives in a particular place
or being a member of a group or organization
Judicial Branch
Supreme Judicial Court

Appeals Court

Trial Court
Citizenship In the Community
What does it mean to be a good citizen?
Break up into groups of 3 and talk about what it means to be a good citizen. Think about duties, obligations.
MA State Structure
Requirement 1
Discuss with your counselor what citizenship in the community means and what it takes to be a good citizen in your community. Discuss the rights, duties, and obligations of citizenship, and explain how you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community, Scouting unit, place of worship, or school.
How can you be a good citizen in your own community, scouting unit, place of worship or school?
Requirement two
On a map of your community, locate and point out the following:
Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facility
Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
Historical or other interesting points
Chart the organization of your local or state government. Show the top offices and tell whether they are elected or appointed.
Executive Branch
Do the following:
Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; Or attend a municipal, county, or state court session.
Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.
Elected Positions

Lieutenant Governor
-address day to day administrative functions

Executive Council
-“Governor’s Council,”
-eight members elected in two-year terms in even-numbered years.
-appoints judges
Appointed Positions
Government's Cabinet
Executive Office for Administration and Finance

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Executive Office of Education

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Secretary of Administration and Finance
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
Secretary of Public Safety and Security
Secretary of Transportation
State Comptroller

Requirement three
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