Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (9-12)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? What does it mean to be a member of a community?


 


Photo Credit:  Main Street USA by Images by John 'K' is licensed under CC by 2.0


 

Unit Overview 

Students view examples of media being used to promote responsibility and acceptance. They view YouTube videos that inspire them to make connections with people locally and globally. They learn about an artist who leaves free art in public spaces to raise optimism in tough times. They explore stereotypes and prejudices and create art to build connections with “neighbors.”

Service Experience 
Each student creates a painting or other art form (song, dance, poem, sculpture) that reflects social responsibility in the world. Students should select an issue that they feel compelled to act on and to illustrate the action they will take to benefit society at large. The art may also be in the form of a photo essay, painting, presentation, play, song, rap, film, or other creative expression. Their artwork may inspire responses of Hope, Beauty, Compassion, Tolerance, Diversity, Tranquility, Unity, and/or Love from its viewers. Discuss what they will do with their art. They may create a display in a public area with explanations or auction it off as a fundraiser for a related charitable cause.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (9-12)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students view examples of media being used to promote responsibility and acceptance. They view YouTube videos that inspire them to make connections with people locally and globally. They learn about an artist who leaves free art in public spaces to raise optimism in tough times. They explore stereotypes and prejudices and discuss their responsibility to promote respect for diverse points of view.