Students read about two very different Texas pioneers and identify how they earned the trust of others.
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Students gain awareness and understanding of philanthropy through song, a visit from a community leader, and realistic fiction. Students demonstrate this understanding in discussion, writing, and art (making placemats to donate to a soup kitchen). These things are done in...
Learners will discover the historical background for voluntary citizen action for the common good as essential to evaluate actions and consequences of actions for individuals and society.
To help students realize their responsibility to contribute to the community in positive ways.To introduce others to the value of the service learning project.
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking...
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Teach this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project ...
Unit: Bridges for All
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...
Learners will predict historically significant events from their lifetimes and share information with future generations about their contributions to the common good.
Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.