Being a Good Citizen Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


Being a Good Citizen Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This social story on being a good citizen addresses what being a good citizen means and looks like in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are 2 copies of this story to reach more learning levels in your class. There is one copy that uses real photos and one that uses picture symbols.


The circle map creates another visual example for students of what a good citizen looks like and the power cards make awesome portable reminders.



If you are looking for a deeper dive into what citizenship means, check out my unit on Citizenship for elementary school. CLICK HERE



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Being a Good Citizen Social Story Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Being a Good Citizen book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Being a Good Citizen Activities:


  • 14 page story using photos (editable)
  • 13 page student booklet
  • Circle map showing what a good citizen looks like
  • Power cards on being a good citizen


Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

Please check out my blog page on social stories:

My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories