chapter  3
Interdependence
How We All Live and Work Together
ByBecky Hunt
Pages 32

Teaching children Interdependence starts at the beginning of the school year when one begins building a community within his/her classrooms. Students are making new friends, learning to work together in groups, and the teacher is putting important routines and procedures in place that will help to create a positive learning environment. The study of Interdependence also lends itself nicely to many topics across the curriculum. The concept of Interdependence is closely linked to all of the other Global Concepts and provides with support and hope for the future. Class Meetings are a perfect way for one to build trust with his/her students and give them a sense of community. During class meetings one can engage students in team building activities, discussions, and sharing, and of course this is a great opportunity to review important routines and procedures and the schedule for the day.