Your Community Responsibility
This lesson has been created for 3rd graders learning about their responsibility in the classroom community as well as the online community that they are a part of.
This lesson will teach the students the importance of their classroom responsibility as well as their responsibility in the online community.
Time Frame: 30 minutes.
Group Size: 25-30 students.
Student Prior Knowledge
Student prior knowledge should involve understanding different roles that people play in the community and how their role effects the students in their every day lives. They should know how people in the community around them have responsibilities and how those responsibiliites affect the students. i.e. mail workers, public waste facilitators, government officials, etc.
Teacher Prior Knowledge
The teacher will need to have previous knowledge on the topic of the rights and responsibilities that students should have in their community. This goes along with the Utah Core Standards from the 3rd grade Social Studies standards. Previous lessons should include how people in the community around them have responsibilities and how those responsibilities affect the students. i.e. mail workers, public waste facilitators, government officials, etc.
Student Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
Students will learn more about community responsibilities, not just in the classroom, but now tying it in to their online community.
Students will be able to discuss with their peers and write a reflection on how they can be more responsible in both of these communities.
1. The students will have a copy of Community Bingo to fill out throughout the week before the lesson is given.
Bingo Board was purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers.
2. When the students bring their bingo board to the lesson, if they have a row filled out, then they can receive a prize or reward.
3. Discuss the responsibilities the students have in the classroom, and what they recognized from the bingo board about things they may have been good at, or things they could work on in their classroom/school community.
4. After the discussion start to talk about their classroom community vs their online community. Show the video clip from Commonsense.org about the ring of responsibility.
5. Break the students into small groups and have them talk about the similarities/differences of the responsibilites they have in the classroom vs online.
6. Allow the students to share from each group what responsibilities they have in their online community.
Strategies for Diverse Learners
This lesson has visual learning with the video and group discussion to help diverse learners. In the small group discussion, it will also give them a chance to share their thoughts. If they are unable to write 4-5 sentences for the assessment, allow the student to verbally share with you, or draw a picture how they can be more responsible in their classroom community as well as their online community.
The students will conclude the lesson with 4-5 sentence written reflection about how they can be better citizens in their classroom community as well as their online community. If they would like to share anything else they learned from the lesson, they are also welcome to do that in their reflection.