Learners identify water as a scarce natural resource. They explore philanthropic acts related to water.
In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.
The purpose of this lesson is to assist students in identifying the different sectors in our society and the role each plays.
Students use what they learned about composting to plan and develop a service plan that meets a need related to food waste and environmental stewardship. They reflect on the impact of their service and share that with peers and/or families.
Learners will describe the essential elements of life and democracy. They will explain that without the proper materials, plants are unable to grow and thrive; without an active citizenry, democracy cannot grow and prosper.
Learners will become familiar with business, governmental, nonprofit and/or individual efforts to keep our water supply clean and promote the common good. Through art they will illustrate techniques for water conservation that everyone can use.
What are watersheds and why are they important? Students recognize that wise usage and protection of their local watershed is an example of environmental stewardship.
The students learn about giving and sharing through the literature book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. They show caring by creating "Spread the Cheer" cards of appreciation and/or cheer. They brainstorm and choose a group to receive their cards.