Grow Involved K-2
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
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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. They show caring by doing a simple service project, and they choose a group to receive their creations.
Children learn about caring and sharing through discussion of the book Martin's Big Words. The lesson introduces the "big" word philanthropy (giving time, talent, and treasure for the common good).
The children brainstorm ways to give and share to bring cheer to someone.
A read aloud story demonstrates caring and philanthropy related to environmental stewardship and animal welfare.
Children listen to and respond to stories about the value of a home and the difficulties of not having a home. They make painted rocks or other comfort items and give them to a friend or donate them to a local shelter.