Sowing the Seeds of Community
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Students read the story Seedfolks and participate in discussions and activities centering around the characters' actions that lead to the creation of community. The students improve their own community by means of a service project intended to promote the common good.
The class will read and listen to the retelling of the story Seedfolks, and participate in discussions about the characters in the story and their actions which lead to the creation of a community garden. The students will also journal the thirteen characters in the story identifying their character, heritage, motivation and contributions to nourishing and maintaining the vacant lot garden and how their combined efforts changed not only their lives but also the lives of their community for the better.
The purpose of this lesson is to further reflect upon the characters in the story Seedfolks and how the Core Democratic Values/Fundamental beliefs impacted their growth as individuals and as a community.