Public or Private?

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

80 minutes
Two 40-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Environmental Education
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In this lesson, students learn the difference between public and private spaces, as well as who owns and sets rules for each type of space. Students practice distinguishing between the two types of spaces by sorting pictures of places into “public space” and “private space” categories. Then they discuss the concepts of respect and responsibility and the way those concepts relate to how we treat people and places. The lesson ends with a discussion about the importance of having both public and private spaces and following the rules for each type of place.

Key objectives for students
Identify the difference between public and private spaces.
Sort pictures of places into "public space" and "private space" categories.
Explain why it is important to show respect for and responsibility toward public spaces.
Secondary subjects
Art, History, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies
public, private, Public space, owner, rules, respect, Disrespect, respectful, Disrespectful, litter
Collaboration, Communication skills
Curiosity, Mindfulness, Optimism
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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