Sharing the Gift of Literacy
What can young people do to make the community a better place for all?
Using literature as a starting point, the young people discuss the benefits sharing, giving back, and being open to diverse people. They practice sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources, specifically in a book drive.
This lesson is part of a literacy unit that teaches about the importance of community and giving. Students read and respond to the book The Rainbow Fish and think critically about sharing how giving brought more happiness to the Rainbow Fish and harmony to the whole community.
This lesson introduces the idea of giving back. Students hear an oral retelling of "The Lion and the Mouse" and relate the ability of the mouse to help the lion with the empowerment of children to make a difference.
This lesson introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. The Land of Many Colors is a published book written by children teaches the concept of tolerance of differences. Students discuss how children have the power to make a difference. The teacher introduces the idea of scarcity of books and the issue of literacy.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and carry out a book drive to benefit children in their community who may not have access to many books at home.
Students read and respond to a book about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science. They recognize that contributions to the common good may be in the form of time, talent, or treasure. They share their contribution of books from their book drive or other service project.