Even the person viewed as the most powerful person in the world does not have unlimited power. Constitutionally, the president of the United States is limited by the "advise and consent" rule (and other checks and balances). The learners look at the importance...
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Unit: Advise and Consent
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.
Learners will develop an understanding of the differences between the secular concepts of charity and philanthropy and the Jewish concept of tzedakah.
During this activity students will use the information they have learned about refugees to complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting themselves to refugees like Carly. They will come to consensus on a service project to benefit refugees or others in need and plan and implement a student-...
This lesson will explain how effective writers and orators manage language in order to move others to action for the common good. By exploring principles of rhetoric and effective communication, the learners will see that they too can marshal words to effect change on contemporary issues they...
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
The purpose of this lesson is to give the children background information on the early pilgrims and the reasons for their migration from England. It will also introduce them to the idea that in leaving their home, the Pilgrims met people of different cultures.
Learners will describe important protections afforded citizens by the Bill of Rights and illustrate how those protections encourage citizens to act on behalf of the common good.
Using texts and experiential learning experiences, this lesson emphasizes the reasons why giving tzedakah, or charity, is a fundamental concept in Judaism.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The students will prepare the lemonade for the sale in the first lesson and review coin recognition and counting skills before the sale. During Day Two, students will sort and count the money collected from their sale.
Students work cooperatively to cook large quanities of soup. They will use math skills to calculate and measure the amount of ingredients that go into recipes for a large group.