Our Playful Community
This unit is designed to encourage learners to explore the meaning of comunity in three settings: school/group, home, and neighborhood. They learn about trust and responsibility, different configurations of family, and the many people and places a neighborhood can offer for the good of all. Good literature included makes for rich discussion.
Young people play with other children, showing that trust, collaboration, and thinking of the good of all are part of fun group activities.
Communities come in many different configurations and may be defined by place or purpose. A family, which also comes in many different configurations, is a community that comes together in the same space and/or with the shared interest of caring for one another. The young people describe the make-up and roles in their families.
A neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners can put their trust.