1) The art educator will begin by giving the students an overview of the day's lesson, and will start the discussion with the question, "What is a community"? The teacher will write the students' responses on the board.
2) Next, the teacher will pose the question, "What communities do you belong to?" and write students' responses on the board.
3) The teacher will then ask the students to brainstorm the different qualities of a community (in other words, what makes a particular group of people a community? What makes a particular place a part of a community?, etc.), and after doing so, will write the word "COMMUNITY" as an acrostic on the board. The teacher will go around the room and ask individual students to provide a word or phrase for each letter in "COMMUNITY".
4) Narrowing down the discussion, the teacher will have the students discuss their school community by identifying the people who make up the community and the role they play in the community.
5) The teacher will then transition the discussion by telling the students s/he will be reading them the book "A Street Called Home", written by artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. The book is about the people who made the community in which she grew up special for her.
6) After reading the book, the teacher will ask the students to provide adjectives describing Robinson's community. The final question the teacher will pose to the students is: "Would you like to live in Aminah Robinson's community? Why or why not?" The students will provide their responses orally.
7) The teacher will conclude the lesson by having the students line up quietly by the door and wait for their regular teacher to take them back to their classroom.