The learner will:
- name community jobs/helpers.
- define responsibility and identify responsible behavior.
- name community helpers.
- define the terms “for-profit” and “not-for-profit.”
- give examples of non-profit jobs.
- define and give examples of volunteers.
- relate the concepts of responsibility for the common good and volunteering.
- choose and carry out a volunteer project in the school or local community.
Students brainstorm ways to act for the common good in the community. They choose one activity to carry out and work together to complete it. Students will analyze benefits of their actions and identify whom they affect.
- In Lesson One: Responsibility and Jobs , students draw themselves acting responsibly in four different situations. Assess whether the student recognizes that responsibility includes helping, making good choices, completing tasks and being a good “citizen.”
- In Lesson Two: Community Helpers , students illustrate a community helper. Use the following rubric to assess student understanding of the chosen career.
Appropriate illustration of helper, materials or uniform of helper, and correct label of profit or not-for-profit status of the worker.
Appropriate illustration of helper, materials or uniform of helper, but incorrect label of profit or not-for-profit status of the worker
Two of the three elements are missing.
Illustration not pertaining to the topic discussed.
No illustration, no tools, no label.
- In Lesson Three: Volunteers in the Community, assess student understanding of community responsibility by asking them to name or illustrate two jobs in the community that are for pay and two “jobs” that are done by volunteers. Younger children can illustrate one of each.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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Albion Public Schools
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