The learners will be introduced to the concepts of philanthropy, common good, volunteer and donate. Animal shelters need many volunteers and many items donated to help their organization run smoothly. Learners will participate in deciding what they wish to do...
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Unit: Animal Shelters
Students will determine which community need should have greatest priority. Once a priority need has been determined, working as teams, students will research organizations that meet the community need. The research process will use a student-generated list of questions. Finally, students will...
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The purpose of this activity is to provide the photography students and the students from the Special Arts class an opportunity to meet each other prior to their involvement in the Special Olympic Games.
Unit: Beautiful Me
The students will internalize principles of inner beauty by singing together for their school community. The lesson also seeks to build self esteem and encourage students to work as a team.
Students learn what it is like to be a refugee through pictures, video, and stories. They build empathy and do an activity that simulates choices refugees must make.
When life is at its most difficult and grief is great, a generous sacrifice can move the spirit toward life again. In these folktales, two Inuits face death with a truly generous spirit.
Through the three Suni folktales, "Mullah in the Turkish Bath," "Mullah’s Miracle" and "Three Fridays," learners analyze the power of folktales in teaching a lesson in generosity and proper behavior.