Students identify the mission of Save the Children and their role in the civil society sector. Students view resources about the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world and research and report on five featured countries. They may support these health workers by choosing a service project to take action for children's health.
Focus Question: What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice? What is the role of nonprofits?
Seven 30-45-minute class periods, plus time for small-group research and a service project
The learner will:
Students may take action to help reduce child mortality in the world: Knit/crochet a cap; advocate for using reusable water bottles and reducing water usage; raise funds for a specific cause related to child health; write letters to the president to ask for more money to be spent on children's health and hunger in developing countries; host an event to raise awareness or work on a project (such as knitting caps); inform the local media about the class's efforts (and increase the impact of the project).
Save the Children. "Caps for Good Toolkit" http://multimedia.savethechildren.org/video/caps2010PDFs/Caps%20for%20Good%20Action%20Kit%2010.25.10.pdf
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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