Positive Change PBL

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2nd Grade

Driving Question: How can we, as citizens, create positive change in our community? – Presented by the Mayor

Standards/Content:

  • 2.2.4  Describe how people of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and traditions contribute to the community and how all citizens can respect these differences.
  • 2.2.5  Identify people who are good citizens and character traits that make them admirable.
  • 2.2.6  Discuss and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance & identify other ways citizens can affirm their citizenship.
  • 2.2.7 Explain the consequences of violating laws, including punishment of those who do wrong, and the importance of resolving conflicts appropriately.

21st Century Skill: Collaboration

Project Overview: Inquiry/Need to Know: Students will be able to recognize positive citizens in the local community and define the traits (respectful, friendly, responsible, hardworking, and helpful) that make a good citizen. Students will translate this knowledge and experience into the school community and make a plan to help with community service.

Authentic Audience: The mayor of Noblesville presents the driving question and community members come in to judge community service pitches

Ending Result: Students will design a plan for a service project to help the city or school. My students presented on ideas to clean the White River, make a lemonade stand to raise money for poor, collect food cans, and recycle. The Mayor judged their presentations and found the most reasonable and practical was the food drive. Popular class vote was a lemonade stand. We implemented both. We raised 103 dollars for a fund to help low income students in the school. We collected several cans for the Red Cross in Hamilton County.

Student posters for the school hallways.

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