Students read a story about the making of Stone Soup. Through the story, they learn about the concept of working together for the common good. They brainstorm and choose an idea for a service project related to hunger and health. They work together for the common good on their selected project...
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Students brainstorm community needs and how they may be addressed. They explore why taking action is good for the giver, the person receiving the gift, and the community. They make a plan and take action to address a community need related to hunger or homelessness.
Unit: Our Playful Community
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...
Raise students' awareness of the needs in their community related to hunger and ways that people and nonprofits work together to address the needs for the common good of all.
The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project.
All cultures have rules regarding hospitality. In many folktales travelers and those without shelter and food place demands on others for assistance. They sometimes test the limits of hospitality. Learners will define hospitality and discuss its requirements.
The students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen. Before the visit, the students gain sensitivity to the people who visit the soup kitchen through discussion and role-playing. After the visit, the students reflect on the experience through writing.
The students use clay to create functional forms for everyday use. They plan a fundraiser at which they sell their pottery. The money raised is donated to the soup kitchen they visited earlier in the unit....
Unit: Souperservice Kids
The entire family is invited to a family night. The students display their work from the unit as well as perform some songs or dramatizations. The families will prepare jars of dried soup mix according to the recipe provided. The jars will be shared with families who visit a local soup kitchen...