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....
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To design a community needs assessment and collect, interpret and analyze collected data which will be used in their service-learning projects with foundations and agencies discovered in Lesson One: Foundation, Nonprofit, All Matter to Me.
Unit: Whose Job Is It?
Learners will construct a questionnaire as a needs assessment tool to determine the roles of senior citizens in their community during World War II. Learners will interview the seniors at a local seniors’ residence to obtain primary source information....
Students define stewardship and commit to reducing the amount of trash they contribute to the world. Students talk to older family members about trash and recycling memories to determine if this is an old problem or a new problem.
This lesson will enable students to gain a better understanding of how individuals within the community work for the common good. Students will research individuals who are acting philanthropically in their own community, supportive of a core democratic value.
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce learners to the complex economic world of credit and credit cards. The learners will identify the uses as well as the abuses of credit and credit cards, and explore ways to effectively utilize them so that they will be better able to spend, save, invest...