Students analyze the format and structure of newspaper articles. Then, they rewrite events from literature into news stories about acts of kindness.
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Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to understand the conflicts in society between economic and environmental interests and the role of the citizen in government.
This lesson will provide the learners with a global look at racial injustice, specifically as it relates to Apartheid in South Africa. It will also show how an individual can use his or her own power to effect positive change in society....
We can address global issues by working for change at both a personal as well as at a local level. The lesson addresses the need to exercise civic responsibility in promoting the common good in order to realize a more civil society.
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
Learners define stewardship and exhibit responsibility by helping to care for our “small world.” They will respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. They will decide on a class service project...
Students 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 homeless people....
Through comparing different cartoons, the learner will discover cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. Students create cartoons with their own social or political messages.