2 Unit Overview:The students will learn that good citizens do their part to make their community a good place and that they have the power to make a difference in the world.The students will reach these goals by taking responsibility and working collaboratively in groups to create rules for a new resource that will be added to the classroom.The students will produce a project to better the world (recycling and conservation).The students will meet and communicate with leaders in the school.
3 What is a good citizen?Merriam-Webster dictionary defines citizenship as “the status of being a citizen as well as a membership in a community and the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.It is compassion for people, animals and the environmentWhat activities in daily life can we do to become great citizens?List your thoughts.Think of ways you can become a good citizen.What do you already do?Time for Citizenship
4 How can we make a difference in the world? What can be recycled?How can trash and pollution affect the world?
5 How do authority figures help us? Who is an authority figure?How should we treat authority figures?
6 What is project based learning? Project based learning is a student centered instructional model. It develops content knowledge and skills that tie content standards and higher-order thinking to real world context.
7 21st Century SkillsIn this unit students will meet the 21st century skills:Accountability and adaptabilityCommunications skillsCreative and intellectual curiosityCritical thing and systems thinkingInterpersonal and collaborative skillsProblem identification, formulation, and solutionSelf-directionSocial responsibility
8 Assessment: Before project work QuestioningK-W-LPicture journalsStudents work on projects and complete tasksPresentation rubric (rules for new resource and recycling project)Group and self assessmentAfter project work is completedK-W-L presentationsReflectionGroup conference