Timelines show progression of events and may be used for planning, to learn from history, or to document events in a life. Students examine different timelines and create a timeline to plan the life of their student-run foundation.
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Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Students read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and then promote the idea of doing for others by writing letters to government officials to take a stand on an issue.
Students read To Kill a Mockingbird and discuss examples of violence. They promote the idea of doing for others by organizing a rally for nonviolence. ...
In this lesson, students compare communication styles and read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. They compare the work of Malcolm X with that of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then they raise awareness of the issue of racism through a discussion forum. They plan and hold the forum in the...
Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will identify causes that they care about and use writing as a tool to make a difference, using the persuasive writing techniques that they identified in previous lessons, by either writing to a lawmaker or a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
Students gain awareness of the negative effects of air pollution, especially asthma. Students identify some of the sources of air pollution in the school and community and possible ways to improve air quality in these areas.
The purpose of this lesson is for learners to apply their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces in their community and propose alternative solutions.
Students read about Rosa Parks and her philanthropic act in the form of protesting an unjust/unfair situation. Students analyze violent situations and propose nonviolent solutions.
Students learn about the power of collaboration, especially in the world of philanthropy. They will discuss: Why would someone want to work with others? What skills and attributes does it require to be a servant leader?