Students will study the lives of those who contributed to the advancement of democracy or the common good.
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Unit: Philanthropy in History
In this lesson, students learn that we all have ideas and talents to make the world a better place. This is an opportunity to demonstrate and feel the impact of kindness, inclusion, and listening on a caring community. Students learn from a community helper about the needs they observe in the...
Building a caring and inclusive classroom begins with an understanding of where students are at not just academically, but emotionally. Many students today have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that affect their ability to regulate their emotions. By teaching children...
The purpose of this lesson is to have students examine the importance of the philanthropic sector in upholding fundamental values. Students will draw conclusions by examining what our society would be like if the philanthropic sector were suddenly gone.
Students reflect on how it feels to be in a new school, then design and create posters to welcome others to a new school or setting.
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Students will apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate student rights.
Unit: One Person's Trash
Unit: Advise and Consent
Now familiar with how a community foundation serves the community, the learners form a Youth Advisory Committee and use parliamentary procedure to conduct business.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
In this lesson, students compare communication styles and read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. They compare the work of Malcolm X with that of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then they raise awareness of the issue of racism through a discussion forum. They plan and hold the forum in the...