Children learn about the issues of plastic in the ocean. They learn the effects of plastic garbage on the environment, including the lives of animals....
Filter by subjects:
Filter by audience:
Filter by unit » issue area:
find a lesson
Unit: Environment: Sustaining Our World
Unit: Humans and Nature Flourishing Together
Through analyzing a Ted Talk by Robin Wall Kimmerer, participants develop their understanding of what it means to respond with gratitude to the gifts from the Earth. Participants expand their awareness of the interdependent relationship between humans and nature. Kimmerer motivates and...
Unit: Be the Change: Core Values
Learners explore personal identity traits and discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. They each write a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes. ...
Learners research the examples of President Jimmy Carter's values and leadership over his lifetime. They identify his acts of generosity and commitment to the good of all and reflect on how this inspires others.
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
All cultures have practices and customs regarding hospitality, or how we treat guests. In these folktales, we learn about different expectations and degrees of these customs and how travelers test the limits of hospitality and feel the effects of their host's generosity. ...
Unit: Art for the Common Good—Junkanoo!
In this lesson, groups work together to make their headdresses based on a common design. Each person makes their own headdress that fits the group theme but has their own style or cultural uniqueness. The groups compete against each other, so the group...
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
Now that the need they want to address is identified, the children meet people in the community who address the need and others who may want to help them with their fundraiser. ...
Unit: My Country, My Community
While reviewing the expectations for immigrants to become citizens, young people learn about their own rights and civic responsibility. They learn that freedom isn't free. It was purchased by service and requires continued responsibility of citizens to uphold the rights and expectations of the...
Unit: Stitch in Time for the Common Good
Learners explore that government and non-profit organizations together help bring about breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
Unit: Philanthropy—A Day at the Beach
Introduce the concept of philanthropy and guide the learners to be philanthropists who take volunteer action for the common good.