In this lesson, learners explore different ways communication can be changed through interpretation and intentional misleading.
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Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
Unit: Tote Challenge
Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions to address the problems. This lesson prompts teams to design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action...
Unit: Power and Race in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Readers examine the lasting effects of power, privilege, and discrimination on communities.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 8)
Learners play a game that helps them identify qualities in others that make them trustworthy.
Unit: Investing In Others
The youth reflect on basic needs that may be difficult to meet when one doesn’t have a home. They take action by creating personal hygiene kits or asking a local nonprofit how they can help support their efforts to assist people who are homeless.
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (6-8)
Students analyze survey results, choose a community health need, and design a service project to address it.
Students write to pen pals in a different community and discuss ideas related to a service project. For example, the pen pals may plan and monitor a canned-good donation project.
Unit: TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Learners 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.
Unit: Challenging Social Boundaries
Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.
Unit: Urban EdVenture Course by the Westminster Schools
To show students that everyone is part of the big picture and that the skills needed to take care of a small community of individuals are similar to those needed to care for a larger community.
This activity can be done at different times...