Children interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community....
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Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
Young people prepare for their visit to the retirement home by writing an autobiography. They work together to come up with questions to ask their senior friends. ...
Unit: Surviving the Depression
Using primary source images and interviews, participants learn about life and economics during the Great Depression and how different sectors of society contributed to bringing the country out of this dark period.
Unit: Lights! Camera! Take Action!
The purpose of this session is to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, youth interview local philanthropists and create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing...
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
The learners define bullying and describe the impact on victims, bystanders, and the whole community. We explore how bullying behavior can be a civil rights issue when it makes school a place that isn't fair and safe for all. They create a survey and poll members of their school and...
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (6-8)
Students explore what it means to be responsible citizens and identify ways they are (or can be) responsible at home, in school, and in the community. They create a survey related to people's perceptions of community health and poll members of the community to identify needs....
Unit: Nonprofits in Our World and Community (3-5)
Unit: Intergenerational Writing Project
Youth will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of their community.
Unit: Teaching Tolerance (Private-Religious)
This lesson emphasizes the importance of respecting others and their opinions. Activities explore aspects of friendship and compromise.