Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (K-2)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

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

 

Photo Credit:  Diversity Discussion April 27 2010-87 by Patrick Giblin is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Children play a game to build understanding of personal strengths and cooperative work. They discuss how cooperation can help the common good of their neighborhood. The children work cooperatively to make a paper quilt displaying the strengths of the group as they make the neighborhood a better place.

Service Experience 
Children reflect on issues in the neighborhood or world that they care about. They work together to plan action that will help address an identified issue. This may be as simple as cleaning up a local park or a fundraiser for global hunger (through a nonprofit organization). Follow youth voice to plan and carry out the service. Displaying their quilt along with a letter of explanation is an act of advocacy. By sharing their learning with others, they are promoting cooperation and peace in their neighborhood.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (K-2)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

Children play a game to build understanding of personal strengths and cooperative work. They discuss what behaviors promote cooperation and communication. They start thinking about how cooperation can help the common good of their neighborhood.

Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (K-2)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

Children work cooperatively to make a paper quilt displaying the strengths of the group as they make the neighborhood a better place. They brainstorm their personal strengths and needs of the community and make a plan to take action for the common good.