The students will consider ways in which they can be peaceful within a violent community, country, or world. They will learn about domestic violence and visit a women's shelter or hear a presentation from a shelter representative....
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Unit: Be the Change: Violence
Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
Unit: Our Playful Community
This lesson will allow students to explore the family or household unit, of which they are an essential member, as a community. As a class, they will create a Family Album using all of the family pictures brought in by the students. This will allow them to see the number of people the class...
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is to begin an investigation of the state of the environment and observe the effects of pollution on it. The students begin to strategize about their responsibility to be environmentalists.
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
The students will gain an understanding of the importance of trees in the environment. Students will show the life cycle of an apple tree in order, and understand the apple is a fruit.
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.
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
In the first lesson of this three-lesson unit, the students define bullying and identify the effects of bullying behavior on the individuals involved and the larger community. The students create a survey or use another method to collect and report on the perceived status of bullying behavior at...
Students gain awareness of the work of nonprofits and how they form to address issues that impact the common good. They learn more about one nonprofit and plan voluntary action to support its work through volunteering, donations, or advocacy.
In response to an activity involving unfair distribution of food, students explore what can be done to address the issue of child hunger in the United States. They conduct an investigation of hunger in the local community. Students join with a nonprofit organization and take action to address...