This lesson explores the U.S. Constitution and investigates the responsibilities of living in a civil society. Students learn the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system. Students learn about the importance of conflict...
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The president of the United States is often considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Students will analyze how significant presidential power is and investigate ways that it creates tension between the executive and legislative branches of the government.
Using folktales, learners will explain why humankind has an important role as "caretakers of creation" and will analyze the role of civil society in environmental stewardship.
Unit: Impact of Giving
Learners investigate local and global hunger issues, and learn about nonprofits in the community. Through interviews, research, and videos, students create visual representations of facts and issues related to hunger. Students examine root causes and effects, and learn about...
To bring awareness to the importance of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies and how they can work together.
Students will apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate student rights.
By reviewing, debating, and voting on a final set of classroom rules that will govern classroom behavior, students will learn and participate in a democratic process related to the rule of law.
Students will identify problems related to class rules, develop proposed solutions, debate the proposals and vote on changes as needed.
Students in each class will generate a list of up to ten rules that protect rights by controlling those student behaviors that violate rights of others.
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
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.