Our Playful Community

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

 How does a community form to address issues for the common good? 

 

Photo Credit:  The Neighborhood by Jonathan Miske is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

 This unit is designed to encourage learners to trust their families, classmates, and neighbors. The classroom setting provides a safe environment for experimentation with trusting others. Enjoy the variety of intelligences that are displayed in the unit.

Service Experience 
In Lesson Three: Our Neighborhood as a Community the students will determine what they can do to contribute to their classroom or school community. They will volunteer to do one job.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Our Playful Community
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson will allow students to explore the family or household unit, of which they are an essential member, as a community. As a class, they will create a Family Album using all of the family pictures brought in by the students. This will allow them to see the number of people the class represents in the community.

Unit: 
Our Playful Community
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

As the students learn about communities, their neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners can put their trust.