Grow Involved 6-8

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Health and PE
Science
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

Unit Overview 

Students discuss the service legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They view one of three feature-length films and learn about issues, such as healthy eating, environmental stewardship, and nonviolent civil action.

Service Experience 
  This unit contains three opportunities for student service: Healthy Eating (Grade 6) - create and donate booklets of healthy recipes Environmental Justice  (Grade 7) - cleaning up a public area Practice Peace  (Grade 8) - advocate for a peaceful community
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Grow Involved 6-8
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

The students learn about the issue of obesity through the educational version of the documentary "Super Size Me" and/or print information. They will understand the importance of eating healthfully and the benefits to individuals as well as for the common good. Students will create a cookbook of healthy recipes to be donated to community organizations.

Unit: 
Grow Involved 6-8
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students will learn about the life of Gandhi and will promote peace in their community. They will compare and contrast the philosophies and work of Dr. King and Gandhi. They will determine service they can provide to promote peace and nonviolence.