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Chapter 5: Citizenship and Government in a Democracy

Student Web Activity

"Volunteer Opportunities"

In this chapter you read about the duties and responsibilities of citizenship. Those who volunteer to help in their own communities or in others help improve the quality of life for all. The Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 in order to promote world peace and friendship.

Destination Title: Peace Corps

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Start at the Peace Corps home page.

  • Read through the home page.
  • Click on About Us.
  • Click on Fast Facts. Read the information presented.
  • Go back to the Peace Corps Home page.
  • Click on Learn About Volunteering and explore the information presented there.

After exploring the Peace Corps Web sites, answer the following questions.

How old do you have to be to enter the Peace Corps?
Currently, how many Peace Corps volunteers and trainees are there?
How many countries are currently being served?
What percentage of volunteers work in education? The environment? Health? Business? Agriculture?
Create a poster for volunteers for a program in your community. If possible, spend several hours helping out with this service opportunity.
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