Unit Overview 

Good literature can do a powerful job of helping young children learn be good citizens and caring people in the community, school, and home. Through eight stories, children will learn different ways to give.

Service Experience 
Each child will design and carry out an act for each member of the family in which they share time, talent, or treasure (Lesson Two: Valuing Others). They will invite younger students into the class to participate in an artwork project. This will allow older students to share of their time while learning to be considerate of younger children (Lesson Four: How Should You Treat Younger Children?). Students will also participate in a group project to organize a food and clothing drive (Lesson Five: Working Together To Solve a Problem). Students will design and carry out a plan to make the world a more beautiful place (Lesson Six: Making the World a More Beautiful Place).
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
How About a Hand?
Lesson 1 of 8
Grades: 
K
1
2

The students participate in a shared-reading experience of the literature book, The Little Red Hen. This story illustrates how a variety of social behaviors affect the well-being of others in a group. After reading, students discuss the behaviors and the impact of the behaviors on others. Students also describe the resources necessary to produce bread.

Unit: 
How About a Hand?
Lesson 2 of 8
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students participate in a shared-reading experience of a literature book that illustrates the importance of feeling like an important member of the community within a family. In this story, the middle child feels left out. The child tries to get attention by being extremely noisy. When that doesn't work, she leaves. Her family notices how quiet it is and realizes how much she means to them.

Unit: 
How About a Hand?
Lesson 4 of 8
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students will hear a story that illustrates how a big sister feels about her baby brother. Lilly doesn't like her baby brother because he smells bad and isn't the playmate she thought he would be. She does everything in her creative power to ruin him. In the end, when a cousin agrees with Lilly, Lilly suddenly realizes that she loves Julius. Children will discuss how to treat younger children.