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: Each One, Teach One
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: Be the Change: Democracy
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.
Unit: We Can All Do Our Share
Unit: Our Land
This lesson explores the difference volunteers make in our world. The children recognize that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
The students learn the difference between public and private, and categorize a list of places as public or private. They determine what is their responsibility to care for public (common) areas and share their new understanding by making posters about taking care of "common" or...