Building Blocks of a Community (6th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

What does it mean to be part of a community?

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Unit Overview 

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.

Service Experience 
 Students may visit an elementary classroom to share the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. This book gives a simple and inspiring message about the power of kindness in making the world a better place. This service promotes philanthropy in the community by encouraging  young children to be philanthropists.
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