Students gain insight into differing perspectives by examining a scenarios and engaging in a debate about the benefits/consequences of taking or avoiding responsibility. ...
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To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not today's Americans exhibit civic virtue, hold a debate to defend their positions and analyze those of others.
Students will learn to identify factual information from objective sources and to use that information to support their own points of view and refute the arguments of an opposing point of view.
To continue the study of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller’s influence on American culture.
Learners will examine the ethical foundations of tolerance from the Torah and understand what it means in both the religious and social context.
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
By reviewing, debating, and voting on a final set of classroom rules that will govern classroom behavior, students will learn and participate in a democratic process related to the rule of law.
Unit: We the People... Project
To determine students' knowledge of opportunities for volunteerism in the community and the current level of student volunteer activities.