Citizenship is a status that a person can receive by a state actor (country). Citizenship is a two-way street. The Citizen is expected to pledge their allegiance to their country and follow the duties and responsibility of that country (such as paying taxes). States are expected to offer citizens rights and protections. The concept of citizenship first came about in Ancient Greece. Citizenship in Ancient Greece was a bit limited in scope because the title was only applied to men that owned land. During the Middle Ages the concept of national citizenship disappeared and was relegated to cities and towns.
These worksheets introduce the concept of citizenship and look at the history and development of the practice that is recognized by modern civilizations.