Selflessness

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is an individual's responsibility to the common good? 

Unit Overview 

The lessons center on The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie de Paola. Students explore the concepts of selflessness and selfishness and consider the effects of their actions on others. 

Service Experience 
The students will choose an activity that is a benefit to a group or the community. To participate in this selfless act the students will have to give up their personal time (recess).
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Selflessness
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

To show students that responsible citizens can resolve social problems by constructively participating in their community.

To encourage children to consider the effects of their actions on others and realize that even very young people are capable of the kind of selfless actions that create positive change.