In this week-long inquiry, students identify essential workers and consider how they serve as community helpers in the fields of food production, transportation, health care, and emergency services. Throughout the week, students use their learning to plan and perform an Expression of Gratitude that honors these essential workers and the contributions they make to our communities.
Illinois State Social Studies Standards K-2
SS.CV.1.K. Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority
SS.CV.1.1. Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.
SS.CV. 1.2. Explain what governments are and some of their functions.
SS.IS.7.3-5. Identify a range of local problems and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.
SS.CV.1.3. Describe ways in which interactions among families, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and government benefit communities.
SS.IS.8.6-8.LC. Analyze how a problem can manifest itself and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address it.
SS.CV.5.6-8. Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings.
C3 Framework Indicators K-2
D2.Civ.1.K-2. Describe roles and responsibilities of people in authority
D2.Civ.2.K-2. Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.
D2.Civ.6.K-2. Describe how communities work to accomplish common tasks, establish responsibilities, and fulfill roles of authority
D2.Civ.6.3-5. Describe ways in which people benefit from and are challenged by working together, including through government, workplaces, voluntary organizations, and families.
D2.Eco.3.3-5. Identify examples of the variety of resources (human capital, physical capital, and natural resources) that are used to produce goods and services.
D2.Civ.1.6-8. Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
D2.Civ.6.6-8. Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people’s lives.
D2.Civ.7.6-8. Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings.
D2.Eco.2.6-8. Evaluate alternative approaches or solutions to current economic issues in terms of benefits and costs for different groups and society as a whole