Students will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing.
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Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. We use literature to talk about how people from different perspectives see the same...
We are made by history. In this activity youth read the stories of philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Then they create a virtual Pop-Up Museum as an advocacy service project in which they tell...
This lesson introduces the concept of basic needs. Students learn about events that prevent people from getting their basic needs. They also explore how people and organizations step forward to help others get their basic needs met. Students become sensitive to the needs of others and are...
In this lesson, students identify personal qualities that are a result of their culture, experience, and genetics that make them similar to and different from others. Through active participation and response to an audio recording, they learn that rethinking first impressions about people can...
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay learners will describe responsibilities of American citizenship and determine the cost of freedom. They will determine whether philanthropic giving is a part of those costs.
This lesson will introduce rights and responsibilities of citizens in society, in our classroom and community. Learners will identify core democratic values, ethical conduct and personal virtue.
Unit: Air Today, Air Tomorrow
This lesson will provide a forum for the learners to actively participate in a project that will allow them to become stewards of and advocates for the environment.
The learners will explore the four economic sectors and the responsibility to care for the environment. They will determine how they are responsible for environmental stewardship and create a plan for what they can do to help.
To design a community needs assessment and collect, interpret and analyze collected data which will be used in their service-learning projects with foundations and agencies discovered in Lesson One: Foundation, Nonprofit, All Matter to Me.