Students will become aware of historic figures who have made a difference in our civil society.
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Unit: What Does It Take?
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. To know when to obey can be the problem. This lesson will focus on stories from South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
To introduce students to examples of the major types of nonprofit organization: arts, education, environment, health, religion, and social services. Each site is representative of a nonprofit category and the visit is to give students an example of opportunities for giving....
The learners define and explain the importance of civic engagement and responsible citizenship. They explore the reasons why people may hesitate to become involved in solving problems and consider ways in which they can be "part of the solution" rather than a "part of the problem."
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to strengthen the notion that individual voluntary action can have a significant impact, students will create books where one key historical figure's actions turn from philanthropic to selfish. They will imagine what the world would be like in the absence of great...
This lesson will focus on recognizing and examining learners perceptions of others, differences and prejudices. Prejudice is a learned behavior with fear and lack of knowledge at its root. Learners will discover how prejudices are learned and will be able to demonstrate how prejudice endangers...
Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will describe requirements for naturalized citizens and explain how rights given to citizens also require civic responsibility. They will analyze the words of the National Anthem and update it with a new verse that includes today’s concept of freedom.
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....