Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community

Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community service, learners become informed and inspired—ready to make a positive change in their hometown.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a professional who's job it is to support their community to speak to the class 
  • Put one or some of the brainstormed ideas into action; ask for volunteers as needed 
  • Tailor the script to meet your grade level's degree of appropriateness; share information about other local natural disasters to add a more local context 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the fifth in a series of seven lessons promoting active citizenship
  • Makes specific references to the state in which the lesson was created
  • Sparks passion for helping others 
  • Provides an elaborate script detailing a natural disaster
  • Includes typos, but they do not take away from the lesson's overall understanding