Wines Elementary second graders put social studies into action

Class raises $200 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News

As a part of Marcia Gibbs’ second grade social studies curriculum at Wines Elementary, students study goods and services.  They then make their own goods, including a coupon book for their services and origami figures, and sell those items to their families, with proceeds donated to charity.

This year the class raised $200 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.

“I wanted them to understand the concepts of goods and services,” Gibbs explained.  “It’s one thing to read about them but their level of understanding grows when they actually make the products and sell their services.  We discussed so many different options for the donation but talking about families with kids in the hospital really moved them.  It was a unanimous vote for the Ronald McDonald House.” 

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