Getting to Know the Community

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

 How does a community form to address issues for the common good? 

 

Photo Credit: Uptown Main Street Richmond by Taber Andrew Bain is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

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. 

Service Experience 
Students will be organizing and hosting a community event to inform and inspire community members to take voluntary action for the common good.
Lessons in This Unit