What are the different types of communities

Curriculum PLUS

Competence Expectations

The students ...

  • recognize fundamental differences between the forms of community in their everyday life (e.g. number of people, type of tasks the members have) and describe what significance these have for their lives.
  • grasp that the different forms of community are connected with different requirements and expectations of the people who live in them.
  • perceive themselves as members of different communities and think about their own ways of participating responsibly.
  • understand in an age-appropriate way that other community members have different needs and concerns than themselves.

Contents of the competencies:

  • different forms of community: family (e.g. nuclear family, extended family, blended family); School class, circle of friends; Leisure communities (e.g. sports team, music group)
  • Meaning of community: enrichment (e.g. new impulses, exchange of views, support), recognition, experiences of security and trust, help and consolation
  • Requirements and expectations (e.g. family duties, class services, obligation to practice or train, reliability, team spirit, honesty, trust, mutual help)
  • Own tasks and opportunities within different communities: opportunities to help in the family (e.g. looking after pets), support for classmates, participation in leisure time (e.g. making suggestions)
  • Different behavior patterns in school, among friends, in the club and at home (e.g. correct forms of address, consideration and patience, equal rights for all group members, maintaining interpersonal distance)