Our tradition of caring and sharing for one another has its roots in the creation of humanity b’tzelem elohim, (in the Divine image). That concept is explained in concrete terms by Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) and helps form an ethical imperative that sanctifies our everyday...
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This lesson emphasizes the value of each individual’s uniqueness. Students will learn to appreciate differences by comparing and contrasting fruit and using all of the fruit to create a tasty fruit salad.
This lesson teaches the importance of sharing what we have with others. Using blessings as a context, students will learn that everything comes out much better when share our time, talents, and treasures with others.
Learners will analyze literary characters in five European folktales, focusing particularly on strong female characters. They will analyze what small acts of kindness contribute to both the giver and receiver and determine a path of personal giving through random acts of kindness.
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. To know when to obey can be the problem. This lesson will focus on stories from South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
In this lesson, the students read about some of the religious practices of the Aztec Empire and discuss the practice of human sacrifice to appease the gods. Students discuss the concept of sacrifice for the common good and debate how far we go in sacrificing for the common good.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The group discusses and agrees on a need to address through donating money. They watch a film about a boy who sets up a lemonade stand and read a book about a national Lemonade Stand effort. Then they identify a need, learn more, and communicate the need to others.
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek...
The purpose of the lesson is to teach the difference between myth and reality and that stewardship of the Earth’s resources is the responsibility of everyone. The learners will also use the information used in the watershed unit to write a letter supporting stewardship of water...
Learners will recognize the structural characteristics of bulbs, corms and rhizomes. They will describe acts of philanthropy and analyze why people give to others of their time, talent and treasure.