What Does Community Mean to Me?

Having a strong and supportive community is key for adolescent success. Teenagers explore the circles of their own communities, including the rights and responsibilities of being in their families, peer relationships, and their country, in twelve different activities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a social studies unit on the Bill of Rights or immigration in the United States
  • Have class members conduct a longer survey on the demographics of their neighborhood community
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons are best used together, but could be split up to better meet the needs of your schedule and curriculum
  • Deals with immigrations and the rights of American citizens; these topics may be sensitive for members of your class
  • One lesson takes learners off site to a community service organization
Pros

  • Includes all necessary handouts
  • Makes learners aware of their rights in the United States
Cons

  • None