Students explore their personal experience with stereotypes through an interactive game. They reflect on how it feels to be characterized by first impressions....
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Students examine how their personal choices with money and debt affect other people. The group will explore the following question: As consumers, how might the choices we make affect global poverty? The students plan and carry out a service project that advocates for financial responsibility....
This lesson is intended to stimulate the learner’s thinking about recycling; who does it, what do they do, and why do they do it? The learners will investigate motivations for recycling that go beyond the economics of the practice and explore other thoughts and ideas that motivate some people to...
Unit: Bridges for All
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students work in small groups to research and present a step-by-step plan to take action to prevent bullying behavior at school. They share their presentations and then select one plan to carry out.
Students research and present information on the pros and cons of various types of renewable energy. Student groups make a plan to advocate for energy stewardship in the community.
Unit: Raising Resources
Students will define philanthropy and identify ways in which Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist through environmental stewardship. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.
Unit: Trail Mix Project
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to make a difference in their community regarding kids' hunger. Students give their time to make Trail Mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph...