Sowing the Seeds of Community

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Youth read the story Seedfolks and participate in discussions and activities centering around the characters' actions that lead to the creation of a community garden. 

Service Experience 
Youth share the lessons from the book with others and plant a community garden.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Sowing the Seeds of Community
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

The youth read the book Seedfolks and discuss the diverse characters and their individual contributions to a community garden. While learning about the thirteen individuals in the story, they identify their character, heritage, motivations, and contributions to nourishing and maintaining the vacant lot garden. They discuss how their combined efforts changed not only their lives but also the lives of their community for the better. They relate this to their own diverse community.