During this lesson students will remember a time when they felt left out of a group. They will explore how this made them feel, what they did to try to fit into the group and what the group could have done to include them. The students will learn about social groups. They will identify the...
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To work on communication and listening skills while designing and building simple objects. To think about the power of words and how difficult it can be to get their message across to another person without it being lost in translation.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: Helping Refugees
Use this opening activity to help students understand, on a personal level, what it means to be a refugee. They discuss the benefits of home and family and explore the feelings experienced by refugees who have lost everything.
Learners will build community through identifying and implementing an action plan addressing one issue as identified in the School Climate Survey.
This lesson includes a simulation that helps children understand the number of people in the world who are food insecure. The simulation generates empathy for the injustice of the unequal distribution of food. They learn that food is unequally distributed and discuss how they feel about taking...
The class spends three days exploring world hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the process of farm to table food production. This guides them toward their group projects.
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy,...
This lesson will introduce students to the idea that everyone must play a role in perfecting the world, a concept known in Hebrew as tikkun olam. Modeling the concept of tikkun olam as a collaborative effort will put the overwhelming task within the students’ reach. Students will...
Unit: Growing a Citizen
Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.