In this lesson, students analyze and define the concept of community. The students identify benefits and sacrifices involved in actions for the common good in their role as citizens.
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Students learn about bullying from literature to gain different perspectives. They take a survey and analyze the data collected to identify a need. They form groups to develop skits that illustrate "tools" for addressing bullying behavior.
Students define bullying and analyze the roles of the community. Students recognize that bullying is a civil rights issue that needs to be addressed to promote fairness and safety for all. They create a survey and poll members of their school and family communities.
The concepts of self-esteem, respect, philanthropy and community involvement are explored through song, science, books, art, and interaction with another "community." The book Buzzy the Bumblebee teaches about the value of a strong community.
Students define philanthropy and brainstorm how their time, talent, and treasure can be used to address needs in their school, neighborhood, and larger community. They investigate nonprofit organizations.
Students will listen and respond to the story of The Little Red Hen. The concepts of community and working together for the betterment of the community will be developed.
Learners distinguish between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Through research and an interview, they investigate jobs and/or internships in the nonprofit sector, and reflect on their own job related
Students explore making fulfilling career choices by focusing on careers with animals as examples. They research various careers with animals and share their findings.
Philanthropy in the community is examined through the children's story A Chair For My Mother. The students learn about the neccesity of saving money in order to reach a material goal. The difference between wants and needs is explored.
The students read two Eric Carle books and through discussion, role-playing, art, and giving, explore the concepts of caring, sharing, cooperation, courtesy, and helpfulness. Adaptable for preschool.