People Making a Difference (Kindergarten)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

 How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes? How do our needs and wants impact our choices?


Photo Credit:  New Piggy Bank by Chip Harlan is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 


Students learn about basic needs and distinguish between needs and wants. They become aware that some people lack the resources to have their basic needs met.

Service Experience 
 Students make a display to raise awareness of basic needs compared to wants. 
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