Issue 7: Community Connection


Issue 7 of ‘Outside the Lines’, a virtual magazine supporting teachers in developing a high-quality, diverse, authentic, and integrated curriculum.


What is a community?

After defining their community, students undertake a series of prompts that are designed to help them understand and connect more deeply with other members of their community. As students work, they broaden their definition of community away from being inhabitants of the same physical space to encompass aspects of the communities shared experience, background, or values.

A note that ‘community’ is used as a general term here. Before starting this unit, teachers should decide the boundaries of the term, for example a ‘classroom community’, a ‘school community’, a ‘neighborhood community’, a ‘city community’, and so on.

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