What is something that makes you excited to get up in the morning and gives you energy? Whatever that vision is, that is your "spark." Young people may not know what their spark is today, and it may change many times over...
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Students view primary documents to explore public policy on service. They make meaning of the government role and citizen responsibility in civic action. They make a personal plan of service based on their available time, talent, and treasure.
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: Bedtime Bags
In this one period lesson, students learn about people and children who are homeless and make bedtime bags for children in shelters as their service project.
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." - Lily Tomlin...
This lesson will familiarize the learners with basic laws of charity (tzedakah) in Biblical literature. Through laws and stories, students will begin to understand the level of importance that the Bible places on acts of charity (tzedakah), specifically as it relates to...
The learners will review the tolerance skills/characteristics necessary to discern and promote tolerance. They will also identify situations that call for tolerance in their daily lives.
Unit: Community Collaboration
Learners come to a consensus about which issue to address. Students play a cooperative game that illustrates the concept of a partnership. Students identify the community organizations available in their neighborhood. With teacher help, learners make a plan for a service-learning project...
Unit: Helping Children Learn
This lesson introduces the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world. Students learn what types of preventable diseases threaten babies and children and what the workers do. Students work in small groups to research and report on statistics about five featured countries....
The learners will become aware of human need brought about by natural disasters and will compare domestic experiences with parallel events on the other side of the world.