Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
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Unit: Living In a Community
Students engage in a variety of activities to define community. Students investigate the responsibilities that come with being a citizen of the community....
To help students see the web of communities to which they and their classmates belong and what it means to be a member of a community.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty at Westminster
Students define community and recognize that a class or after-school group is a community because the members share interests and goals and work together. Focus Questions: What is a community and what is my role? What is health and why is it important?...
Students explore what it means to be responsible citizens and identify ways they are (or can be) responsible at home, in school, and in the community. They create a survey related to people's perceptions of community health and poll members of the community to identify needs....
Unit: Real Heroes
Introduces students to "philanthropy" as an important aspect of their community's development and helps them recognize the relationship between community need and private action.
This lesson introduces the term philanthropy (private action for the common good) and helps youth recognize the relationship between community need and private action. Youth learn the meaning of philanthropy and ways in which it occurs in the home, at school, and in the community....