Through a variety of literature, students will develop an understanding and awareness of the many types of wildlife that coexist with people in and around an urban area. Students will gain knowledge of how they can be instrumental in maintaining a healthy environment for humans and wildlife that...
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Unit: Sharing Our World
Unit: Living In a Community
Students explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare rural, urban and suburban communities and attempt to classify their own community.
Students will respond to a literature book about family philanthropy. They will apply/compare their own philanthropic family acts to ideas for volunteering their time and talent to meet needs in the school or greater community.
Unit: Souperservice Kids
In this lesson, a farmer visits the classroom to share information about growing food and talk about the process of producing and selling foods so that families can buy it. Students will learn about farmers' roles in and contributions to society. They will recognize the interdependence of all...
Unit: Bridges for All
Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War....
Unit: Children Changing Hunger
This interdisciplinary unit involves working with staff to plan an evening fundraising meal and with the art teacher to create clay bowls. There are many "empty bowls" within a community, and students get involved in planning and advertising for a dinner to fill them for one night. ...
Students work collaboratively to bring their individual devotions into a collective devotional booklet that is printed and published online. They also create an audio version. Students serve on different teams determined by collaborative planning to make the final version.
Unit: Cinderella Project
The students write letters to thank donors and sponsoring organizations. The students prepare, practice and present their completed project to a representative of the receiving organization.
Teacher Note: Several weeks prior to teaching this lesson, the...