Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek...
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Unit: Heroism In Literature
Learners will come to an understanding of philanthropy by studying the successes and failures of the War on Poverty as a component of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. They will participate in a service activity based on reflections of current community needs and foundations and agencies...
Students define hunger and explore the myths and facts about the issue of global hunger. They brainstorm actions they can take to reduce the effects of hunger on others in their community and around the world. Students write poems to represent their thinking about the problem of hunger.
Unit: Raising Resources
The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about different types of puppets so they can make their own puppets out of recycled materials. The students use their creativity to come up with a movable puppet that represents a character in their puppet play.
Learners will identify parts of a flowering plant, describe their functions and compare their importance to the essential roles in a democratic government.
To introduce students to the financial side of operating a nonprofit organization and to the financial reporting they are required to do for the IRS.
Unit: Real Heroes
Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace....