Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not today's Americans exhibit civic virtue, students will defend their positions and analyze those of others during a structured classroom debate.
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Unit: Animal Shelters
This lesson will allow learners to voice their thoughts on and reflect on this unit, the activities contained in it, and their animal welfare service project. They will have an opportunity to share their new knowledge with their peers, family members and other adults.
Unit: Impact of Giving
Learners investigate local and global hunger issues, and learn about nonprofits in the community. Through interviews, research, and videos, students create visual representations of facts and issues related to hunger. Students examine root causes and effects, and learn about...
The learners will explore the four economic sectors and the responsibility to care for the environment. They will determine how they are responsible for environmental stewardship and create a plan for what they can do to help.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of the earth as a mother. We look at our connection to the earth and the importance of good stewardship of it through the Native American traditional understanding of “Mother Earth.”...
This lesson gives learners background to recognize different types of foundations. Learners will gain knowledge of the historic basis of foundations in their communities, state and nation.
This lesson will introduce learners to a number of texts from classical and modern sources on the topic of how the work of tikun olam is to be performed. From these texts, the learners will derive rules for Jewish living and apply those rules, along with input from family members, to...
Unit: Protect Your Melon
In this lesson learners will review and utilize the knowledge of bicycle safety procedures through their service-learning activity of informing students and community about bicycle safety and constructing a bicycle safety course.
Learners identify their personal values/beliefs and compare them to the values/beliefs of their peers. They discuss how their values influence their decisions about personal action for the common good.
Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests...
Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.