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For those of you who are familiar with Flowerpots and Families, you know just how incredibly meaningful and impactful the lesson is! I normally allocate an entire week to this lesson and created this activity as an extension piece. Here is a breakdown of what the week looks like for my Principles of Human Services course:


✏️ Day 1: Students create their very own definition of the word "family" and decorate their clay pots using sharpies accordingly


✏️ Day 2: We shatter our pots to reflect the family experiencing a major crisis and life-altering event then label the shattered pieces with things that can break families apart

and cause instability.


✏️ Day 3: Students are given this Community Resource Investigation and must find one

one resource in our community that aids and assists families going through a
particular crisis.


✏️ Day 4: Students share their resources with the class and begin gluing their pots back


Once pots are glued back together you can plant seeds in them! I recommend grass seeds - you'll have a full head within a week!


This resource covers Texas Teks 4 ( B & F) in Principles of Human Services


When you download this item, a word document will open which contains the hyperlink to this product. Please make a copy of the resource so that you can make edits as you see fit.


You will also notice that there is a set of editable google slides that pair up perfectly with the lesson. There is a warm-up, discussion, slides for the lesson & lesson closure - all with timed slides for lesson pacing. You will also need to file, and make a copy in order to edit.


❤️ You will LOVE using this lesson because of how seamless and easy it is to implement - it's ready to teach! Your students will also appreciate the opportunity to discover and learn more about resources available within their community.



Using this resource is SUPER easy!

✅Select Warm-Up & Closure & Review Lesson Plan

✅Print or Insert Investigation Guide into Google Classroom

✅Teach the Lesson using the Slide Deck


Check out the preview for a closer look at what is included in this Google Drive Folder


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As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


By Grace,


Baylie Collins


Copyright © FCS and Creativeness, Baylie Collins

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

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Total Pages

12 pages

Answer Key


Teaching Duration

50 minutes

Flowerpots & Families: Community Resource Investigation

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