The students define philanthropy and relate it to environmental stewardship. They analyze mission statements from environmental organizations and write their own personal mission statement. They self-select a group to work with to plan and implement an environmental service...
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Students learn about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Students discuss the issue and motivations for giving for the common good. Through discussion and brainstorming, students establish things they can do personally and as a team to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
The students take action by determining ways to reduce their own use of plastic bags and by advocating for ways to reduce the use of plastic bags in their own households, the community, state and nation. To take further action, the students may propose ways to influence...
Learners define stewardship and exhibit responsibility by helping to care for our “small world.” They will respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. They will decide on a class service project...
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the concept of the planet earth and our connection to it in the Native American traditional beliefs of “Mother Earth.”
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
This lesson is intended to foster an understanding that natural resources require careful stewardship and that recycling is one of the ways we can guarantee that these resources will be able to continue to sustain life on "space station" Earth.
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.”...
Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.