The students will consider ways in which they can be peaceful within a violent community, country, or world. They will learn about domestic violence and visit a women's shelter or hear a presentation from a shelter representative....
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Unit: Be the Change: Violence
Students will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of our community.
Students 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 our community.
Unit: Helping Children Learn
Through teaming with younger children, learners will determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in context and use encouragement to help others learn to read. They will determine how their acts are a form of community capital as they build trust with their younger learners.
Unit: Foundations and You
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students learn about the different roles people take in the cycle of bullying. They share their observations about bullying situations and discuss why taking action to address bullying behavior is good for the community.
In the first lesson of this three-lesson unit, the students define bullying and identify the effects of bullying behavior on the individuals involved and the larger community. The students create a survey or use another method to collect and report on the perceived status of bullying behavior at...
Students brainstorm ways to build capital in a trust bank account. They read and discuss a Celtic folktale and discuss the role of communication in building trust.
Students examine their family trust relationships and connect their experiences with the trust bank account. They brainstorm things their family depends on them for and decide if they feel trustworthy at home....
To emphasize the importance of fundraising for capital campaigns and annual appeals and to discuss the importance of personally supporting organizations which are important to individuals and their family. Convey the message that the students are all recipients of someone else’s...