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.
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In this lesson, the students are empowered to explore charities related to their own interests and make an impact of their own. Students research different charitable organizations and choose one to represent in a creative way at a tzedakah fair. The students invite family and community...
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
In this lesson, the students will recognize that working together and helping others are worth the effort (opportunity costs) in this Chinese tall tale. The skills of listening, predicting and explaining are all employed in this lesson....
Unit: We the People... Project
Students will use various investigative procedures to compile a list of government or volunteer service opportunities.
Unit: What Does It Take?
This lesson will raise awareness of what constitutes a nutritious meal as well as the price of a healthy meal. Students will learn that some people lack the funds to pay for nutritious meals. It will also motivate the students to raise money to pay for meals...
Unit: Philanthropy in Bloom
This lesson centers on the basic needs and purposes of plants, as well as people. The discussion will include the fact that plants have needs and a purpose, and people have needs and responsibilities.
The learners will analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when there are for profit and governmental institutions which do some of the same work. They will investigate an international and a local nonprofit which work to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the...
Learners will examine the ethical foundations of tolerance from the Torah and understand what it means in both the religious and social context.