In this the lesson the students learn basic facts about nutrition. They design "Stop Hunger Buckets" for the purpose of collecting coins to donate to a nonprofit organization. They create posters to inform other students about hunger and the fundraising campaign. The students write journal ...
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Unit: Courage of the Heart
Youth learn about the work of African American inventors who had a positive influence on society by contributing scientific innovation for the common good....
In this lesson young people learn about the tools of advocacy for the common good. They investigate the characteristics of advocates and develop their own personal advocacy style.
Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned. ...
Unit: One Person's Trash
Students review the role trees play in providing a healthy environment and their role and responsibility to protect trees. The Tree City USA designation provides framework and rationale for student discussions about what they can do.
Unit: No Boundaries
We all want other people to understand us. In this lesson, youth learn about needs of differently-abled children in their school or community and take a step toward removing barriers. They raise awareness of ways to understand and show respect for people with disabilities through a service project.
Unit: Cultural Competence
One of the keys to unlocking cultural competence is reading diverse books with characters and locations that represent a variety of cultures. In this activity, young people define and discuss the value of representation. They do an audit of a book collection to identify representation and gaps....