Students will use an economic decision-making model to help them decide where to donate money they have collected. They will evaluate what is most important to them (develop criteria for giving) and list possible alternatives for donating the money. Based on this economic decision-...
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Unit: Phil's Garden of Good
In this lesson, the students will gain respect for the beauty and value of plants and the natural environment. Students will learn how various conditions affect the growth of plants. They will also compare the love and care needed by plants to the love and care needed by people also. Students...
To design a community needs assessment and collect, interpret and analyze collected data which will be used in their service-learning projects with foundations and agencies discovered in Lesson One: Foundation, Nonprofit, All Matter to Me.
Unit: Community Collaboration
Using the data collected from the Blue Sky Activity in the previous lesson and the community interviews, students brainstorm possible members of the community who can help with the identified issues. Introduce students to the concept of neighborhood beautification....
Unit: Animal Shelters
Animal shelters rely on donations from the public to do their important work. Municipal shelters are funded by the municipality but are often underfunded. They often have non-profit arms that are funded by donations. This lesson will explore how these facilities are...
The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project.
Unit: Money Smart Teens (9-12)
Students will create a personal spending plan, based on realistic projected monthly income and expenses. Students will also present the money the class collected to the charity of their choice.
Adapt this lesson, and all lessons in this unit, as needed for student level. ...
Unit: Pollution Solutions
Learners recognize water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable. They research local water sources, describe issues that pollute water, and brainstorm solutions.
Unit: Cinderella Project
The lesson emphasis is on the shoe motif in Cinderella as well as the philanthropic ideals of giving and helping others. A service learning project will be developed where students create a "shoe drive" to donate to children in need.