Unit Overview 

Woody Guthrie sang about how to make the world a better and fairer place for all. This lesson uses the song This Land is Your Land to communicate the concepts of philanthropy, private property, and “commons." Students learn the benefits of taking action for the common good, and they identify commons areas in the school.

Service Experience 
In Lesson Three: What's Public? What's Private?, students will design posters to share with other students in the school regarding the care of the commons areas in the school. Lesson Five: Let's Celebrate Our Land! contains instructions for putting on a program. The learners will narrate what they have learned during the unit. Parents or other classes could be invited for the celebration.
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