Learners develop an understanding of the water cycle. They will then use this knowledge to create a tactile model of the water cycle and then relate these ideas to the importance of water conservation....
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Unit: You Light up My Life
The purpose of this lesson is to show learners how electricity is used, measured, recorded and calculated. Through the use of data collection tables, this lesson will help students realize how much electrical energy their families consume. They will also develop an understanding of renewable and...
The learners identify their own and others' motivations for giving and social action in the community. They promote giving and social action through persuasive writing.
Through a scientific investigation, the students compare features and costs of two types of lightbulbs. This lesson helps the learners understand how energy efficiency choices can impact their family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumed.
Unit: Pollution Solutions
Learners recognize water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable. They research local water sources, describe issues that pollute water, and brainstorm solutions.
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
The purpose of this lesson is to have learners name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community utilizing the Idealist.org web site. Learners will categorize nonprofits and describe how they help or enhance the community....
Unit: One Person's Trash
Unit: My Healthy Plate
This lesson introduces children to the reality of childhood hunger in their region. Students learn the difference between companies that are for profit and nonprofit and the types of work they do. Students also identify wants and needs.
Learners will research how colonial organizations, which developed in the nonprofit/ independent sector, have transformed themselves over time to continue to provide for the common good.