The learners analyze examples from history of civic virtue and then select the characteristics they believe are most important for enduring citizen engagement.
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This lesson introduces the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa. Young people make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Unit: Wall of Philanthropists
After reading about historical figures who have taken philanthropic action related to justice, youth write a narrative about a more recent (young) philanthropist who took action for social justice.
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Youth will interact with older citizens in order to make intergenerational connections in the community, discover the wealth of history around us, and develop pride in and a sense of connection to their community.