What Will You Bring to the Table? (K-2)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

 What are some ways we can set a table for children who are hungry in our community? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students draw on the image of a table to make a plan for bringing their time, talent, and treasure to the table for children who are hungry in the community. Using the table as a theme, students carry out a service-learning project that addresses the issue of child hunger in the United States. This lesson includes an optional field trip for a simple community mapping activity.

 

Service Experience 
The students design and carry out a service project called, "What Will You Bring to the Table?" The project involves taking action to address the issue of hunger in their community through a food drive or awareness campaign. Part of the project involves designing or building a table to help people who are hungry. They may use a real table, a mural of a table, or a tablecloth set up in the lunchroom. They may be creative about their table and where it is displayed. The table may be a collection site for donations or a display that teaches others about the needs of children who are hungry. The table can also be a gathering place for conversations about hunger and what they can do to address the issue.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
What Will You Bring to the Table? (K-2)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students draw on the image of a table to make a plan for bringing their time, talent, and treasure to the table for children who are hungry in the community. Using the table as a theme, students carry out a service-learning project that addresses the issue of child hunger in the United States. This lesson includes an optional field trip for a simple community mapping activity.

Focus Question: What are some ways we can set a table for children who are hungry in our community?