In the book City Green DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan tells the story of a young girl who decides to turn a useless neighborhood lot into something wonderful for her neighborhood. The book makes a perfect springboard for talking about what it means to be a good citizen and for encouraging your students to create a school or community improvement project.
In his book, Night Visitors, Ed Young retells an old Chinese folktale about rewards granted to man for protecting even the tiniest creatures on earth. The book is a great springboard for talking about how to take care of pets, animals, and small critters like caterpillars and ants. Generate a discussion with your students about why it is so important for us to take care of living things. Connect caring for living things to being a responsible citizen. Create a class book by having students draw and write about what they can do to be a good citizen.