In an effort to strengthen community, students draft and share a book about a character traits. Students learn the importance of community by evaluating the traits required to make a community healthy and functional. Students will publish their completed books and share their works with...
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Unit: Book Builders
Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.
Students view primary documents to explore public policy on service. They make meaning of the government role and citizen responsibility in civic action. They make a personal plan of service based on their available time, talent, and treasure.
Unit: Freedom to Choose
Students look at The Mayflower Compact and recognize that freedom to assemble and worship was the “Pilgrim's” main goal—worth all the opportunity costs. Students analyze the first amendment of the Constitution to recognize that freedom is a fundamental right in the United States.
Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
Students learn facts about the global threat of malaria and methods for fighting its spread. Students learn one way they can take action against malaria through fundraising to purchase insecticide-treated bed nets.
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 learn about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Students discuss the issue and motivations for giving for the common good. Through discussion and brainstorming, students establish things they can do personally and as a team to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.