An understanding of communities, cultures and ethnicity are important topics if we want our students to become independent, contributing members of society. You may wonder how a unit about penguins can teach students these important life-skills. This is how...by looking at the lives of penguins, learners will come to realize that each of them belong to many communities for example, neighborhood, and school, church communities. They will learn how cultural and ethnic groups are defined. The investigation will challenge students to look deeply into their own lives and identify their responsibilities to the communities to which they belong. They will see the interdependence of the community and the consequences if each member does not meet his or her responsibility to the group. This first installment of my unit focuses on Citizenship and offers a comparison, between the lives of penguins and the lives of people. Our students will learn that we are not so different after all. The Unit is scripted with optional responses, and includes: Detailed, Scripted Lesson Plans, Graphic Organizers, Poster/sentence strips, Assessments and concludes with a Writing Process Report. This is classroom-tested unit I have used with 3rd-5th grade and inclusion.