The purpose of this lesson is to begin an investigation of the state of the environment and observe the effects of pollution on it. The students begin to strategize about their responsibility to be environmentalists.
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Unit: Earth Connections
Students will understand the organization of a non-profit agency, including how it is funded and how the resources are allocated. They will also volunteer for a minimum of four hours at the agency. (This lesson continues the learning from Lesson Four.)
Unit: The Power of Children
In this lesson, students complete all necessary aspects of the service-learning presentation. Students present their proposal at a community expo. From these proposal presentations, the class votes on their favorite service-learning project and this becomes the project the whole class carries...
Students examine things they fear and how they feel about them. Then they talk about moving beyond fear by learning more about something. They analyze quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. They design posters to teach others about what they learned. ...
Students meet their Senior Friends at the local museum to discuss state and local history. Students share what they have learned about history, and the Seniors share local history from their own experiences. Explore together the different...
Unit: Children Changing Hunger
Through literature and discussion, students recognize that hunger is an issue in their community that they can do something about. Students brainstorm ways they can take action to address the needs of children who are hungry in their community. Students hold a food collection and use math and...
Raise students' awareness of the issue of homelessness in the community and world. With a better understanding of their community's needs, students will be able to more effectively and efficiently determine their role in addressing community needs.
The learners experiment with a natural water filtration process. They review the water cycle and come to an understanding about the need to sustain the quality of the world's water for the common good.