The learners examine their preconceptions about homelessness and build understanding of people who are homeless.
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Unit: Be the Change: Homelessness
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To help students assess the effectiveness of charitable organizations and decide on their own financial contributions.
Unit: Taking a Stand for Good
Youth read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust situation was philanthropic in nature. They learn that there are 198 methods of non-violent protests that can be used to fight injustice. The youth evaluate issues of inequity or injustice and propose nonviolent solutions...
Unit: TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Learners use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their peers. They identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image and text to communicate a...
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Learners do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of taking courageous action in a difficult situation.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Several questions spark conversation and critical thinking about the meaning of fairness. Learners work together to create a definition of fairness.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Each learner sets an individual goal using a goal-setting strategy. The group reflects on perseverance and how to persevere when the plan gets difficult to carry out.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. The learners identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on issues that people tend to avoid facing because they are difficult situations. They write an honest reflection on issues they can take action to address.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
Learners look for examples of personal best in a movie about perseverance and discuss the value of working toward their personal best even when it is difficult.