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We the Community
Young scholars create a book about nonprofit organizations in their community. They identify the postive attributes about their community as well. They share their book with the Chamber of Commerce as a way to get involved in their community.
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How Do We All Live Together?
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building Our Classroom Community
Young scholars explore, examine and study how to become part of a classroom community. They analyze as they enter the room a plastic bag containing several items with index cards to explain each one and its significance to the creating...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Humphrey The Lost Whale
The children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale tells an amazing tale of a community joining together for a common cause. Read this book with your class, making connections between the events in the story and personal experiences of young...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Acting for the Common Goods
The first of a three-part series on bullying, this plan has class members present skits about bullying, write and sign an anti-bullying pledge, and complete a service project. For the skit, learners use information from previous lessons...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree
Students participate in an activity that will allow them to create a gift for a nursing home patient and give their gift to someone who needs a caring hand. In this community service lesson, students learn compassion, and also understand...
K - 5th Social Studies & History