Caring About the Community

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

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Unit Overview 

Philanthropy in the community is examined through the children's story A Chair For My Mother. The students learn about the neccesity of saving money in order to reach a material goal. The difference between wants and needs is explored. Students participate in a cooperative project to make a difference in the school or local community. Money values are reinforced through hands-on activities.

Service Experience 
In Lesson Two, students collect money in a jar to donate to an issue of their choice. In Lesson Three, students identify a school or local need and develop a plan of how to address that need. 
Lessons in This Unit