Through a variety of literature, students will develop an understanding and awareness of the many types of wildlife that coexist with people in and around an urban area. Students will gain knowledge of how they can be instrumental in maintaining a healthy environment for humans and wildlife that...
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Unit: Sharing Our World
Students research a Nobel Peace Prize winner to gain understanding of his/her philanthropic contribution to our global community. Students present their research on a display board and share the information on a family night.
Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
Students will define philanthropy and identify ways in which Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist through environmental stewardship. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.
Learners will come to an understanding of philanthropy by studying the successes and failures of the War on Poverty as a component of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. They will participate in a service activity based on reflections of current community needs and foundations and agencies...
The learners will demonstrate to other learners the following concepts: common good, decision making model, opportunity cost, limited resources, pursuit of happiness, and civic writing through a courtroom simulation which they will present to other learners.
Students identify the message communicated in the visual image of a poster. Then student groups create a skit with a small group that communicates the same message in a different format. The groups write, practice and perform their skits. Then the class comments on the...
Unit: Foundations and You
Students learn the definition of a foundation and become familiar with the resources of the Learning to Give Website. A representative of a local community foundation speaks to the class about the foundation’s mission, activities and funding.
Teacher Note: In...
When times are hard, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the things that count are not always material, and the people who make a difference in our lives are the ones we often take for granted. The parable of "The Three Laughs" exemplifies these ideas. We may never know the reasons behind...
Unit: We the People... Project
To determine students' knowledge of opportunities for volunteerism in the community and the current level of student volunteer activities.