Students connect the concepts/practices of fairness, justice, tolerance, togetherness, and equality to the advancement of human and civil rights. Students share ideas about how they can promote the common good and lead positive social changes.
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Learners will discover the historical background for voluntary citizen action for the common good as essential to evaluate actions and consequences of actions for individuals and society.
Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
This lesson teaches students how to journal about their own experiences and feelings. It is intended to be taught in conjunction with a student project of civic engagement or service. The project provides content and a context for journaling about personal experience.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
In this lesson, students define "pay it forward" and watch a movie (or movie clips) from the movie Pay it Forward. They compare the concept of paying it forward (serial reciprocity) with the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then they brainstorm issues and campaigns they can address to...
To learn about challenges that nonprofits face when fundraising for their organization and spending money on programs. ...
Students explore different forms of sacrifice for the common good and answer the question: When is a sacrifice justified and necessary, and when is it a violation of individual rights? Students write a personal goal to make a small sacrifice for the common good.
In this lesson students choose a service project to take action for children's health in the poorest countries. Many ideas are suggested related to Save the Children's Newborn and Child Survival Campaign. The suggested projects are calendar events and can be found in the Service...