Grade 5

Common Good Collaborating

Innovative Designer
Nine hands raised in different colors


Google Sites are a great platform to communicate both locally & globally. They are easy to set up for your students and easy to link information both individually for your students as well as setting up a group or classroom page. Our classrooms are busy places of learning and we feel strong about giving back to our Community & teaching our students at a young age the feeling of giving. We begin teaching the Core Democratic Value of common good in early elementary BUT until we DO it, the meaning can get lost. Google Sites is a great tech tool to implement for your Community Service projects & beyond!

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Understand the important Core Democratic Value of Common Good.  

  • Be able to build their own Google Site.


  1. Common Good: The common good is when we are all working together for the greater benefit of everyone in our community, state & country.


  • The Teacher will identify either on own or with students local charities, community centers, school fund-raising initiatives, etc. that you want to involve students in.
  • Students can be divided into groups to further research the organization or charity that will benefit. 
  • Students can share their information via Google Docs.  
  • View this Community Service Project student example. 
  • View this Sample Student Google Site
  • The teacher will learn how to use Google sites if unfamiliar with it. 
  • View this video tutorial to learn how to use Google Sites. 
  • View the Google Sites video update tutorial



  1. With students create their Google Site.
  2. Show the sample sites and tutorials if necessary.  
  3. Vote or decide on which Community Service Project(s) the class is going to implement.
  4. Share Google Site with all stakeholders.

Assessment Options

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Rubrics can vary based on teacher requirements/discretion.
  • ​Spotlight sharing & collaborating with others in the community. 

ISTE Standards

Global Collaborator
7b. Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Devices and Resources



  • Creating Student Websites-- Google Sites can be created for any subject that will encourage great writing as the student develops a platform to share on!

Integrated Arts

  • The students will learn about community service. 

Social Studies

  • The students will learn about Core Democratic Value and the Common Good.

This task card was created by Denise Gallemore, Marysville Public Schools, February 2018.