Students discover that aligning with groups can promote conflict and judging others. They discuss and write about ways to include and show respect for people not in their groups.
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Unit: Growing as a Group
This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to share supplies and to work cooperatively together in the classroom while completing an art activity. This lesson may be taught at the very beginning of the school year. Explain that being in a classroom is different...
Unit: Us vs. Them
Learners will analyze the dynamics of group formation and membership and give examples of groups, in their own lives and in history, which have been denied rights. They will describe how inclusion and exclusion from groups causes conflicts, and determine ways of...
Students examine ways to address the issue of food insecurity related to their interests and understanding. They brainstorm service projects and use a decision-making model to choose a project. They implement their service project and reflect on their action.
Students read about Jane Addams whose philanthropy took the form of advocacy and influenced the other economic sectors (government, for-profit or business sector, and households sector) of the American economy/society.
Unit: Where's The Sand?
Youth Activity: The students watch a video of people telling what they think "philanthropy" means. Then they conduct their own interviews to gather information about the understanding of the concept of philanthropy.
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
This lesson introduces the students to the definition of philanthropy and tells how the Native Americans were philanthropic toward the Pilgrims. Students carry out their own “random acts of kindness.”