Grow Involved 3-5

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Science
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

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

 

Photo Credit:  Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking.], 08/28/1963. By The U.S. National Archives is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Young people grow involved in service by following the lead of service models and by taking action in a variety of projects. In this unit, youth get inspiration from the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and get involved by growing and sharing flowers, writing kind notes, and making and donating art.

Service Experience 
This unit contains opportunities for youth service, such as growing flowers to give, creating art, and writing kind notes.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Grow Involved 3-5
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

Children listen and respond to a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They discuss the importance of kind acts and service to others. They reflect on a quotation by Dr. King and apply it to their own lives.

Unit: 
Grow Involved 3-5
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

Children get inspiration from a story about kindness and community, and they identify acts of service and kindness (philanthropy) they can do for people they care about.

Unit: 
Grow Involved 3-5
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

After reading the book The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter children talk about the importance of books to any community. They discuss ways to take action for the good of the community related to literature.