Students explore how their core values and identity contribute to citizenship and leadership. Students engage in a variety of activities that enable them to explore their identity and the responsibilities of citizenship. They explore and demonstrate leadership and service qualities, reflect on the qualities of a leader and create and donate a children's book.
Four 50-Minute Class Periods, plus time to write a children's story and read it to younger children
The learner will:
Students identify one way they can make their community match their ideal community. Assign them the task of intentionally acting on what they select. They make a plan and carry it out to address a community need.
Students reflect on what qualities of citizenship they want to share with younger children and write a children's book that tells a story and communicates the value of that citizenship quality. They read the book to younger children and donate the book to a library or community center where children will read and learn from their example.
Lesson One: Students take home their completed copy of Handout 1 and use it to guide a family discussion about the traits of family member’s identities. They may discuss how their family traits and interests influence how they contribute to the community in which they live.
Lesson Two: Have students think and follow through with a new responsibility either at home, in school or in the community. Tell them they will share what they did, why they chose that activity and the response they got from community members with the class in the next 2 weeks.
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