Watch Me Grow

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

Why do we need plants? Whose responsibility is it to be an environmental steward of the natural world? 

 

Photo Credit:  Bill Gates – OnInnovation.com Interview by OnInnovation is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Through four lessons students will understand the concept of Environmental Stewardship. Using a children’s story about a neighborhood working together to improve the appearance of a vacant lot, student will decide how they will participate in a community project to beautify their community and becoming stewards of the earth.

Service Experience 
  Some suggestions for service include planting and taking care of trees around the school or community, building a nature center at the school, taking care of an already existing nature center, building a community garden at a local park or helping in a community garden that already exists.   
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Watch Me Grow
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

The students respond to a story in which a child inspires her neighborhood to work together and improve a vacant lot. The students recognize that they can have a positive impact on others. The class decides on a philanthropic project related to the literature that will benefit the school or larger community.

Unit: 
Watch Me Grow
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

In this lesson, students learn about the interconnectedness of nature and the impact of people on the environment. Students are motivated by literature to teach others the importance of trees in our ecosystem. They respond to the literature selection and design and make posters with a "Save the Trees" message. They also continue work on their community planting project.