Students explore the preconceived opinions that we have about people based on first impressions and lack of understanding of different perspectives. Students explore examples of bias in their own personal experiences.
Students will examine lifestyles of people in selected countries and compare their findings to American lifestyles.
Students will interview citizens of their community and identify examples of philanthropy.
Students will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of our community.
Students will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.
To help students realize the ways that writing has served as a historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
Students will prepare to interview a business professional through role-playing.
Students will investigate key local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations.
Students will distinguish the nonprofit sector from the for-profit sector.
Students will examine the role and impact of nonprofit organizations within their community and prepare to interview representatives.