The students will analyze the characteristics of a volunteer. With the help of volunteers, the learners will make note cards and transplant their flowers into their decorated pots. These items will be distributed later to senior citizens.
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Unit: Phil's Garden of Good
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of human environmental interaction and stewardship of the water resources that are available in deserts. Learners will develop a deeper understanding of water conservation by looking at the city of Phoenix, Arizona located partly in the...
Unit: Sharing Our World
The purpose of this unit is to raise awareness about the impact of growth (commercial and residential) on the environment, specifically, how impervious surfaces impact the environment. Learners explore the impact of some of the following factors on the environment: population density, land...
Unit: You Light up My Life
The purpose of this lesson is to increase the learners’ knowledge of various types of renewable energy. The learners will research those resources and develop a plan for an area to implement its energy stewardship.
Unit: Our Playful Community
As the students learn about communities, their neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners...
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The learners will attend the Special Olympics events that include their assigned Special Olympics participant and use their knowledge of the camera and picture taking techniques to photograph the participant during their event(s). They will select photos and key words/phrases...
The learners experiment with a natural water filtration process. They review the water cycle and come to an understanding about the need to sustain the quality of the world's water for the common good.
This lesson may be used with units where students study other countries of the world. In addition to the usual study of climate, resources, and physical and human characteristics of the place being studied, learners will investigate philanthropy, especially related to community solutions to...
Unit: Living In a Community
Students explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare rural, urban and suburban communities and attempt to classify their own community.