Students explore the choices they have and the influences that make up their identity. They choose a method of presentation to share a representation of their identities and how their identities contribute to the common good.
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Unit: Community Impact
Unit: Growing Our Future
In this lesson, the students learn about the value of trees to the environment and all sectors of society. They also learn their personal responsibility for caring for trees. Students act out story of The Lorax and recognize that trees are a limited natural resource. They...
After studying the process of composting, learners will recycle paper from their school to be taken to a compost pile in a local nursery. A return visit to the nursery will show students how their paper has become part of the compost pile and is no longer recognizable as the shredded paper they...
In this lesson students will research the stories of individuals (motivations, background, values) who have received the Nobel Peace Prize and explain why they received it. They will analyze the importance of their actions for the common good.
Unit: Living In a Community
The students recognize that their classroom is a community because the students are brought together for a common purpose. The students are encouraged to be philanthropic within their classroom, school and family. They analyze how philanthropy and trust affect the common good of the community....
Students learn about and discuss the motivations for giving. They apply these motivations to their own lives and to the goal of addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
This unit helps students recognize that they belong to a global community that shares resources and interests. Learners define "commons" and understand the difference between common resources and private property. The learners define stewardship and environmental stewardship. They will compare...
Unit: Closer to the Ground
The purpose of this lesson is to raise awareness about the various ways we use water in our daily lives.