Living In a Community
Students explore the concept of community and perform a service in order to recognize their responsibility to their community. The students take a field trip to a local community business district/downtown and learn about the four sectors: business, government, nonprofit, and family.
The students recognize that their classroom is a community because the students are brought together for a common purpose. The students are encouraged to be philanthropic within their classroom, school and family. They analyze how philanthropy and trust affect the common good of the community.
Students explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare rural, urban and suburban communities and attempt to classify their own community.