Students demonstrate through a game that we are all connected and that others are affected by things that we believe only affect us. They read and review statistics that highlight the lower number of girls than boys who attend schools around the world. They identify the reasons for gender...
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Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Unit: Us vs. Them
Learners will describe problems of refugee populations around the world and human rights issues related to refugees. They will explain how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child act to protect human rights. Understanding that...
Students in each class will generate a list of up to ten rules that protect rights by controlling those student behaviors that violate rights of others.
Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. The students identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image/message and then design a social media campaign to advocate for their issue. This lesson plan includes some optional...
Unit: Helping Refugees
Use this opening activity to help students understand, on a personal level, what it means to be a refugee. They discuss the benefits of home and family and explore the feelings experienced by refugees who have lost everything.
Students research the work of historical figures who have influenced society through their philanthropic actions, especially working for the principles of justice, tolerance, and equality to promote civil society.
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Students will demonstrate the importance that public advocacy for the common good has in developing civic virtue and core democratic values by successfully writing a research- based persuasive essay.
United States citizens not only have individual rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn how local governments balance these individual rights with the common good to solve local community problems. With these skills, students will be able to get along...