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Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
Unit: Growing as a Group
Students will understand that you find poetry everywhere: lyrics to songs, commercials and rap. They will also realize that philanthropic themes are often found in poetry. Students will write poems with philanthropic themes. Sharing their poems is considered an act of philanthropy....
Unit: Bully-Free Zone
The students will present skits to illustrate strategies for addressing bullying behavior. They will compose a class pledge against bullying, and may choose to sign the pledge. The students will plan and implement a service project to inform the school community about bullying behavior and...
Students will understand philanthropy and service learning. They will analyze past actions to determine if they have contributed to the common good. This lesson will give the context for succeeding lessons in the unit so that students will be able to complete an action for the common...
The learners will demonstrate to other learners the following concepts: common good, decision making model, opportunity cost, limited resources, pursuit of happiness, and civic writing through a courtroom simulation which they will present to other learners.