Living In a Community
Students explore the concept of community and perform a service in order to recognize their responsibility to their community. The students learn that communities take many forms: communities that form in response to a need or common interest, their school community, family community and the community in which they live. Communities come in different configurations, such as rural, suburban and urban. The students take a field trip to a local community business district/downtown and learn about the four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. They pay particular attention to the nonprofit sector. They come to recognize that people in communities help each other in many ways. The unit culminates in the students choosing a Service learning,Service-learning project to carry out in their community.
1, 2, Kindergarten
Civics, Human Behavior, Human Relations, Sociology, Visual Arts, Literature, Writing (composition)
Unit of instruction
Learning to Give