This lesson focuses on another type of respect: valuing the world around you. Learners analyze a John Muir quote and discuss what they can do to show respect for the world....
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Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
Learners discover how celebrities demonstrate their caring by giving their time, talent and treasure and taking action for specific causes. It gives the learners an opportunity to begin to think of what they care about....
Unit: Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (6-8)
Through an activity with differently wrapped gifts, youth examine the meaning of stereotypes and prejudice. They discuss the importance of respecting diverse voices to avoid stereotyping and prejudice....
Unit: Diet and the Environment
The learner develops an awareness of alternative, earth-friendly ways to eat. This lesson encourages the learners to evaluate how their food choices affect the environment. Youth identify ways organic and processed foods contribute to their health as well as the health of our world....
Unit: Nonprofits in Our Community
In this activity, participants explore the work of several nonprofit organizations. They contact a local nonprofit organization to learn more about their organization, what they do, and how young people can help. ...
Unit: Be the Change: Core Values
Learners explore personal identity traits and discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. They each write a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes. ...
Unit: Beautiful Me
Children recognize an act of philanthropy in literature and discuss ways to make the world more beautiful with acts of philanthropy.
Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Learners describe good nutritional practices and make a plan to eat healthy.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
This lesson challenges learners to think of their personal responsibility to act when they observe unfair treatment. They respond to a scenario and work in small groups to make a plan of action in a specific situation of their choosing.
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The learners make drums with recyclable containers and colorful craft supplies. They collaboratively write and illustrate a retelling of the story of "The Drum" and give it to a younger child. ...