Through the integration of the arts, the learners will develop an understanding of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Students are challenged to apply the principles to their everyday lives in a way that enhances the communities to which they belong.
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The purpose of this lesson is to engage the learners in the topic of environmental stewardship as it relates to the responsible use of land masses.
The learners will explore the four economic sectors and the responsibility to care for the environment. They will determine how they are responsible for environmental stewardship and create a plan for what they can do to help.
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations....
The purpose of this unit is to learn how “recycle” relates to trash and the environment. They work together in groups to brainstorm ways that they can recycle trash and why it is important. They learn the term philanthropist (someone who gives of their “time, talents and...
Learners will analyze the importance of allowing all citizens the opportunity to contribute to the common good and will identify needs and resources to set up and maintain a service learning project.
Unit: Sharing Our World
The students compare and contrast the uses and aesthetics of dirt and pavement groundcover. They define permeable and impermeable ground surfaces and discuss the merits of each in relationship to the environment....
Unit: "I" on Philanthropy
Students will conduct a service-learning project as they interview members of the local non-profit community. After gathering information from the interviews, students will create a resource that lists information and details about each of the organizations.
Students explore identity traits through some reflection and discussion activities. They discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. Each student writes a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes.