Politics (local Citizenship)

Careers in Politics

There are many different jobs in politics beyond working on a campaign, including working on legislation, public relations and media relations positions, political strategists, campaign managers and consultants, pollsters and political consultants, administrators and more. Jobs are available at the local, state and national level, and salaries vary accordingly based on the type of job and who you’re working for.
Select here: to learn about 10 great jobs in politics. 

Citizenship in the Community Requirements

  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 our local and school community.
  2. Do the following:

On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
(1)  Chief government buildings such as your local government buildings and public works/services facilities

(2)  Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home

(3)  Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails

(4)  Historical or other points of interests…

3). Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of your community; then do the following:
With the approval of your counselor and parents, create and conduct a survey that identifies concerns within our school community on any topic that relates to the whole. Identify ways that students can get involved and how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on our school community. Share what you learned with our class and what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community.

4). List some of the services (such as the library, recreation center, public transportation, and public safety) our community provides. Tell your counselor why these services are important to your community and how they are funded.

5). Do the following:

  1. Identify three charitable organizations that interest you and bring people in your community together to work for the good of your community.

2. Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of our class at school.