Students recognize that their actions and behaviors will become memories for future generations. They will recognize the importance of recycling and using resources wisely for the common good. Students identify ways to make recycling a routine part of their lives.
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This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking the resources to meet these needs, and why this may occur. Students will be guided and encouraged to think of ways they can help people in need...
The purpose of the lesson is to help learners understand the importance of watersheds and ways in which they can reduce water pollution in their watershed. ...
Community members share stories of experiences in philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
This lesson will teach the basic ideas of Shemittah and the practical reasons behind the commandment and the learners will understand the connection between respecting the Earth and respecting themselves.
The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to the ways in which cultural groups meet their needs within a community in the past and present.
Note: This lesson also includes some Spanish Standards.
This lesson clarifies that true rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students discuss the importance of protecting these rights, and if and when it is ever appropriate to limit rights. We learn that one role of nonprofits is preserve and promote guaranteed rights....
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.
Using texts and experiential learning experiences, this lesson emphasizes the reasons why giving tzedakah, or charity, is a fundamental concept in Judaism.