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...
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Unit: Our Land
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the interest formula, how installment credit works, and the types of items that might be purchased using installment credit.
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...
Students learn a process for identifying the beautification needs of their neighborhood. Through vizualization and a neighborhood walk, students assess the specific needs of their neighborhood.
The purpose of this lesson is for learners to apply their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces in their community and propose alternative solutions.
This lesson explores the components of healthy living: eating healthy foods and exercise. Children identify their favorite healthy foods and forms of exercise that help them live a healthy life. Focus question: What foods and activity choices are important for healthy living?...
This lesson will teach children about volunteers and the difference they make in our world. The children will conclude that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
As a group we identify a basic textbook definition of good citizenship, including the classic Roman concept of civic virtue (putting the common good above individual need).