The students compare and contrast the uses and aesthetics of dirt and pavement groundcover. They define permeable and impermeable ground surfaces and discuss the merits of each in relationship to the environment....
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Learners discuss the fair use of copyrighted music. They explore how downloading music and movies affects the artists and producers who created the pieces. Learners write a statement of fair use.
Unit: Community Collaboration
Learners come to a consensus about which issue to address. Students play a cooperative game that illustrates the concept of a partnership. Students identify the community organizations available in their neighborhood. With teacher help, learners make a plan for a service-learning project...
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The learners will be involved in a service project that features a prominent display of a collage composed of the action photos selected in Lesson Three (plus the words and/or phrases identified by the learners and participants as 'reflecting their feelings' about their day...
Students explore identity traits through some reflection and discussion activities. They discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. Each student writes a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes.
Unit: Saving the Monarch
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the learners to the concept of Environmental Stewardship, community and how making an area beautiful is an act of philanthropy. Learners will look at the Monarch Butterfly and the four stages of its life cycle. They...
Students will be introduced to the term philanthropy and the concept of philanthropic acts as related to characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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Unit: Growing a Citizen
The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the religious tradition of giving and its impact on the exercise of responsible citizenship. With this multiple perspective, students will define the basis for their own responsible civic behavior.
Youth Activity; Students read about the philanthropy of Madam C.J. Walker, David Robinson, and Jason Crowe, and they begin to tell their own story.
"I do what I do for a simple reason, really; I like to help people." - middle school student