Grow Involved 3-5
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
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, students get inspiration from the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and get involved by growing and sharing flowers, and making and donating book covers and quilts that communicate a celebration of differences.
Students listen and respond to a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They discuss the importance of kind acts and service for others. They reflect on a quotation by Dr. King and apply it to their own lives.
Students respond to a fiction story and identify acts of service and kindness (philanthropy). They learn about plants and grow and donate plants to others.
Students listen and respond to a nonfiction literature book The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. They discuss serving others and working for the good of the community. Students create book covers and donate them to a community organization.