Using the data collected from the Blue Sky Activity in the previous lesson and the community interviews, students brainstorm possible members of the community who can help with the identified issues. Introduce students to the concept of neighborhood beautification.
One 45-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
Review the issues students care about from the Blue Sky Activity of the previous day. Ask the students to name the issues that seem to show up most often on the class brainstorm (e.g., pollution, kindness, hunger). Tell the students that today they are going to focus on the biggest issues on this chart and match them with people in the community who care about those issues.
Allowing students to share their interviews and survey information gives voice to their work. Have students graph/chart their gathered results and analyze the needs of their neighborhood. Hanging their chart/graph in the room or school allows students to discuss results with peers and staff in the building.
Teacher observation of student participation. Observe how students analyze data gathered and interpret graph/chart created. Observe students' ability to effectively match community helper to community need.
Math: Create and analyze a chart or graph of the collected data, using the best graphing format for the grade level. You may decide to make pictographs of survey results with kindergarten and bar graphs with first and second graders.
Students can use tally marks to decide the greatest need in the community. Displaying these math extensions in the room will remind students of their focus project.
Use the following link for images of community helpers:
Lesson Developed By:Dianne Kneller
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