The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
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Unit: Welcome Home
Unit: What Does It Take?
Students will become aware of current issues in politics as well as the points of view of the candidates in regard to civic virtue and the creation of a civil society.
Learners will predict historically significant events from their lifetimes and share information with future generations about their contributions to the common good.
Learners will make preparations for conducting interviews. Each learner will devise specific questions directly related to the interviewee and their contribution to the common good during a specific period of time.
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking...
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek...
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the interest formula, how installment credit works, and the types of items that might be purchased using installment credit.
The purpose of this lesson is for the learner to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the information and skills needed to use credit responsibly. The learner will synthesize this knowledge and understanding in the development of an advertisement designed to promote the responsible use of...
Students research the names, causes, and symptoms of common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They identify resources someone can turn to for help with STDs and propose and carry out a plan to teach others about STDs.