“United we stand, divided we fall", how true. Every being on this planet, be it social or wild, flourishes when they live, share, and grow as a community. We all are living in a society, where our needs are interconnected, and no one is out of the system. A sense of community is important to establish peace and harmony in society. The division of work, feeling of association, togetherness, and cooperation – all these help in establishing a healthy atmosphere filled with unity, harmony, and friendship. It is important that people are educated about community dependence and the role each one of us plays as community members in making our day-to-day lives free from trouble.
In this activity, we experience how interdependence exists in our daily life. We will also discuss the importance of unity in our diversified society. For living in society in harmony, we need to respect each other and perform our duties to fulfill others’ needs.
- Students will be able to identify interdependence that exists in our society.
- Students will describe how we are interdependent on others and its importance in their own life.
- Skills - Active listening, and logical thinking.
- Values: Diversity
|S. No.||Session Details||Estimated Time Required|
|1.||Step 1: Instructions (8-10 mins)
Step 2: Activity (As HW in Diwali Break)
Step 3: Debrief (8-10 mins)
Step 1: Instructions
Time: 8-10 minutes
- Ask the students to make a list of people they see as a part of their society: farmers, children, teachers, parents, drivers, house cleaners, grandparents, construction workers, etc. They can choose minimum 6 and maximum 10 roles. They can create a circle as shown in the figure.
- Ask them to discover links between roles. Students must figure out how each is dependent upon the other. They can observe these roles at home for 3-4 days and then create this linking web. For example, the farmer might depend on the construction worker to build a new house or farm and the construction worker might depend on the farmer to produce food for him to eat.
- After observation, students will create a circle with roles and show links for all roles listed. Ask them to try to create as many connections as possible.
Step 3: Debrief (to be done after HW activity is done)
Time: 8-10 mins
Ask students the following questions to debrief the activity:
- Imagine if we remove one or two roles in between. What will happen? (Some needs will remain unsatisfied, chaos, etc.)
- What did we learn from this activity?
Reflection Sheets, Activity Report & Feedback Form
Teachers kindly fill in the feedback form, remind office bearers to fill activity report and remind students also to fill up the reflection sheets.