Getting to Know the Community
Students examine the four sectors of the economy (government, market, non-profit, and households). They explore what the community already has and do a needs inventory of the community (community mapping). They take part in a simulation where they become members of a planning commission to design a sound community.
To introduce the four sectors of a civil society: government, market, nonprofit and household.
To create an awareness of the businesses within a community and their purposes.
To have students understand and identify the needs of the community.
Students will be taking the role of city planners and will design a sound community by addressing land use and opportunity costs.