What does it mean to be a member of a community?
NOTE: Prior to this lesson, use the Blue Sky Activity in which students envision a better world. If you already have a Blue Sky display, revisit it before beginning this lesson.
The learners will address the issue and importance of civic engagement and how it is a demonstration of responsible citizenship. They will explore the reasons why people often hesitate to become involved in solving problems and consider ways in which they can be "part of the solution" rather than a "part of the problem."
One 50-60 minute class period
The learner will:
As the learners are entering the classroom, have the song "Where is the Love?" by the Black-Eyed Peas playing in the back ground. As the learners settle in replay the song challenging them to identify the purpose of the song as well as the kinds of problems and solutions the song suggests.
Learner particiaption in the classroom discussion will form the basis for the assessment of this lesson.
Consider having the learners develop an activity that will encompass this lesson that can be considered a service learning project for the One Day Event. Ideas can be found at www.DoSomething.org
Lesson Developed By:Lydia Alvarez
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