Students become experts on composting through research and questioning. They compare and contrast dirt and compost samples and complete a comparison diagram. The learners brainstorm ideas for acting as environmental stewards by sharing their knowledge about composting in order to reduce the...
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Unit: Cool Kids Compost
During this activity students will use the information they have learned about refugees to complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting themselves to refugees like Carly. They will come to consensus on a service project to benefit refugees or others in need and plan and implement a student-...
Students research and report on a country from which refugees originate or countries that provided sanctuary for refugees in a time of crisis. The report may be used as advocacy to raise awareness and support for refugees. Students may design and carry out a service project that addresses the...
Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
The students will explore the work and impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps in their state. Michigan is used as an example, but this lesson is applicable in any state.
Unit: Philanthropy in History
Learners will discover the historical background for voluntary citizen action for the common good as essential to evaluate actions and consequences of actions for individuals and society.
Unit: Real Heroes
The students compare and contrast the uses and aesthetics of dirt and pavement groundcover. They define permeable and impermeable ground surfaces and discuss the merits of each in relationship to the environment....