Encouraging Community Engagement
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
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Learners gain awareness that their active participation in community life (volunteering, elections, advocacy) makes their community and government stronger. They analyze scarcity of resources, cost and benefits, and economic thinking of community engagement.
Through a fable, learners discuss how generosity improves the quality of life in their communities.
Young people learn about the variety of ways citizens can become active participants in the community: political parties, interest groups, voting, and providing public service.
Learners use economic thinking to determine how to allocate their scarce resources for community service.