Tools for Active Citizenship: Today's Play of the Day

Apr 14, 2020

How to be an Active Citizen 

Today's Ripken Playbook Play of the Day is inspired by our Healthy Choices, Healthy Children -- Civics & Leadership Edition. There are many responsibilities all people, young and old, must understand in order to be an active citizen of your local community, state, and the United States. Active citizens obey laws, respect the beliefs of others, and try to improve their communities by voting and letting their voices be heard.

Active Citizens…

  • Stay informed

  • Cooperate with others

  • Volunteer

  • Respect others’ differences

  • Let their voice be heard

So how can you become an Active Citizen?


  • Paper

  • Pencil or pen


  1. Write examples of how you can practice being an active citizen in your community from the bullet points above. 
  2. Think of a problem in your community and brainstorm how you can solve it by being an active citizen. 

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