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Recognizing a Supportive Community

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 2, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



The detailed activities that follow help students learn that an important feature of a community is positive interaction among its members. As an introduction, students observe three role-plays by older students, each illustrating a different theme–no interactions, positive interactions and negative interactions. Students role-play these different forms of interaction in a typical classroom situation. Based on these experiences, students learn that a supportive community requires interaction among members and that the interactions must help people meet their needs. Using a story and accompanying drawing about a group of people, students identify the people, places, things and activities in the scene. They must then decide whether or not the group's interactions are positive. After a practice example, students consider new situations and determine which groups represent a community with mutually beneficial interactions and which do not.



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