Grow Involved 6-8
Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
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.
In this lesson, students discover and discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and especially focus on his ethic of service.
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.
The students learn about environmental stewardship and its importance to the common good by viewing a documentary and/or through print information. Students will decide on and carry out a service project that demonstrates environmental stewardship.
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.