Learners will analyze what it takes to participate in a volunteer experience that benefits the community, select a project, participate in it, reflect on the experience and assess its benefits both for themselves and for the common good.
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Unit: Save a Drop For Me
The learner will discover and explain how people in society have worked to promote the common good. They will research famous historical figures in the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid Movements, and illustrate how these people focused their efforts on making life better for all....
The purpose of this lesson is to give each learner an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of an endangered species (animal) of their own choosing. Each learner will "adopt" an endangered animal to research. They will then write and...
Unit: You Light up My Life
This lesson will help the learners understand how basic energy conservation and energy efficiency choices can impact their family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumed.
Learners will use what they have learned in previous lessons to summarize why water conservation is essential, how it is an example of Environmental Stewardship and what they can do to make others more aware.
Students will learn about the work of a specific nonprofit organization through a series of interviews and by doing volunteer work for the organization.
Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
The learners will discover and understand that they have roles to play as civic participants and that by doing so, they too can make a difference.
Unit: This I Can Do!
Students will recognize why volunteers are so important to a community and learn some of the things that volunteers do for their community. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.