Students learn a process for identifying the beautification needs of their neighborhood. Through vizualization and a neighborhood walk, students assess the specific needs of their neighborhood.
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Unit: Community Collaboration
Students connect the concepts/practices of fairness, justice, tolerance, togetherness, and equality to the advancement of human and civil rights. Students share ideas about how they can promote the common good and lead positive social changes.
Students read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust and unfair situation was philanthropic in nature. Students analyze violent situations and propose nonviolent solutions. They learn that there are 198 methods of non-violent protests that can be used to fight...
The purpose of this lesson is to explore what it means to be an environmentalist. Students will work in small groups to research an environmental issue—facts and solutions. The research will be conducted using at least three different types of resources (Internet, magazine, book, video or...
The students gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations by interviewing representatives from three organizations. Students write about the results of the interviews to summarize the goals and impact of the organizations on the community.
Our tradition of caring and sharing for one another has its roots in the creation of humanity b’tzelem elohim, (in the Divine image). That concept is explained in concrete terms by Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon) and helps form an ethical imperative that sanctifies our everyday...
In this lesson the learners will develop an understanding of advocacy for the common good, and the humane treatment of animals. They will become familiar with what motivates people to become advocates, investigate the characteristics of all good advocates as well as...
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
The learners will explore their strong interests/passions and determine the role that these play in helping motivate their participation in philanthropic activities to promote the common good.