Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Introduce the social activism of the folksinger, Woody Guthrie, and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to try help lift their spirits. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the Earth.
This lesson is designed to help students develop a better understanding that a community is group of people working together for a common. Many people in a community need help and one of the places that they can get help is called a Relief Office. A Relief Office needs many volunteers to help it run efficiently.
This lesson will help the students understand the difference between private and public property. It will also help them understand that there are areas that are called commons. They will use this information to identify the commons around the school and decide whose responsibility it is to take care of those areas.