Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
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Learners identify their personal values/beliefs and compare them to the values/beliefs of their peers. They discuss how their values influence their decisions about personal action for the common good.
Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests...
Unit: Living In a Community
Students explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare rural, urban and suburban communities and attempt to classify their own community.
Learners will analyze what causes someone to make the mistake of fatally misjudging the character of another, even one that is well-known. Such a mistake turns a heroic sacrifice into an unnecessary tragic loss in the folktale "Beth Gellert." In the folktale "Evil Allures, But Good Endures,"...
Unit: Our Playful Community
Young people play with other children, showing that trust, collaboration, and thinking of the good of all are part of fun group activities.
A neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners can put their trust.
This lesson focuses on the language of human rights. Learners examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyze the rights from a personal perspective. They discuss how well they perceive that the rights are enforced.