Overview & Integration

Core 4:



7D: Enables participants to explore resources and issues in their community through projects and activities

2F: Builds a sense of community among participants

CASEL Competencies:

Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Self-Awareness

6DQ: Classroom Dialogue/Sharing

Share, critique, and discuss ideas, works and performances with the goal of improving and extending work


Sometimes in life we see things that are wrong or unfair. Maybe someone is being bullied or another is judged by the way they look. Maybe we see laws that are unfair or people treating our world unkindly. Whatever the problem may be, we have the ability to make a change if we all work together. If we work together and collaborate, we can make the world a better place. The best teams in the world have learned to collaborate through lots of communication and practice. 

Take time this week to observe the world around you. Is there anything that you see that could be improved? Is there anything that you and your friends can work together on to change? Share your ideas with others and let’s all become changemakers in our communities.

Reflection Questions

  • What do you know about the word collaboration
  • What are some things you would like to change to make the world a better place? 
  • How can you work with others to make the world a better place?
  • How have you seen people work together to make positive changes in your school or community? 
  • What can you and your friends do to improve your school or program? 
  • What can you do when you see something that is not fair or wrong?

Arts/Crafts Reflection Questions

  • How can you use art to make the world a better place? 
  • How did you collaborate with others today? 
  • What do you enjoy most about working with others?


  • What can be difficult when working with others? 
  • How did you help others today? 
  • How can we work together while making art? 

Games/Physical Activity Reflection Questions

  • What are some ways your team collaborated today? 
  • Why is it important to collaborate with your team? 
  • Share about a time that your team did not collaborate today. What could you do differently next time?
  • What makes someone a good “team player?” 
  • When are some other times throughout the day that you can collaborate with others?