This lesson clarifies that true rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students discuss the importance of protecting these rights, and if and when it is ever appropriate to limit rights. We learn that one role of nonprofits is preserve and promote guaranteed rights....
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Unit: The Power of Children
Students are introduced to philanthropy and service-learning. They learn about different needs in the community and community organizations that address these needs. Students are introduced to the full scope of the Project Based Learning (PBL) project. They establish the "Knows...
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
This lesson teaches students how to journal about their own experiences and feelings. It is intended to be taught in conjunction with a student project of civic engagement or service. The project provides content and a context for journaling about personal experience.
Unit: Cool Kids Compost
Students use what they learned about composting to plan and develop a service plan that meets a need related to food waste and environmental stewardship. They reflect on the impact of their service and share that with peers and/or families.
Americans not only have rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn about these responsibilities at an early age. Students will be able to get along better in their classroom, neighborhood and community if they do their duty as good citizens.
Students will see their classroom as a community with shared resources and identify ways each individual can support it by doing philanthropic deeds.