In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. Students respond to scenarios of differences in opinion. They learn to communicate respectfully with someone of a...
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The group collaborates to plan, carry out, and reflect on an authentic service project that meets the health and safety needs of the community. This is based on the needs assessment conducted through surveying community members in previous lessons....
Unit: Lunchroom Recycling Plan
Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on a one-day lunchroom waste audit.
Adapt this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project for Earth Day. The reflection...
Unit: Trail Mix Project
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to make a difference in their community regarding kids' hunger. Students give their time to make Trail Mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph...
Students learn about nutrition for healthy bodies and encourage others to make healthy choices. Students learn about healthy choices by playing a group game. In the end they learn that when everyone is healthy, we are all able to...
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
In the book, Sam and the Lucky Money, we observe Sam as he makes a difficult decision between what he wants and what he knows is right. The children explore the benefits and costs of giving.
Unit: Welcome Home
Students learn about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a community resource for affordable housing materials for building and home repair. Students use comparison shopping skills and plan a service project that addresses a need in their community.
Students view a film and explore facts and research about hunger. They brainstorm what they know and need to know (KWL). Then, they receive a challenge in the form of a letter to research and propose solutions to food insecurity related to food production.