Community Impact

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

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

 

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Unit Overview 
Students analyze how their self-esteem contributes to their identity. They present a project to share their identities in a creative format.  Students determine a community need and participate in a self-selected service-learning project that uses their unique talents and contributions to impact the community. 
Service Experience 
Students identify needs in their community and investigate what they can do. They conduct an interest and talents inventory and determine which needs fit their collective skills. A direct connection to this unit may be to partner with a local school or club and do mentoring activities that are known to build student skills and self-esteem in the younger children they mentor.
Lessons in This Unit