This lesson introduces/reviews the definition of a philanthropist. Students become philanthropists themselves by taking care of trash found within their own classroom/school environment....
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Unit: Beautiful Me
The learners will demonstrate to other learners the following concepts: common good, decision making model, opportunity cost, limited resources, pursuit of happiness, and civic writing through a courtroom simulation which they will present to other learners.
Through a reading of the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, learners will describe what this creation tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and will explain mankind’s permanent responsibility as caretaker of the land....
Learners will recognize persons who might be considered modern day prophets or advocates for social justice and explain how they have made considerable contributions toward the common good.
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: Earth Keepers
Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students edit their memoir drafts, adding dialogue and figurative language in this guided writing session. This lesson will help students realize that struggles they experience in their lives often lead to a new understanding or lesson learned. Students will reflect on how their experience...
Students will demonstrate an understanding of philanthropy and interview family members concerning individual and community action which changes lives for the better.