This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place. Their story is...
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Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (6-8)
Unit: Tikkun Olam (Private-Religious)
Unit: Community Connections
The learners will be introduced to philanthropy and be able to generate examples of various ways the community is impacted, either by individuals, families or community organizations.
Unit: Building a Community Garden Santuary
Participants define what they want to accomplish for the community garden and identify a place that is available and has the right conditions. This requires research and permissions.
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
The children tell stories about their family memories and the special “memory items” brought from home. (See Lesson One: Traveling Back in Time.) They meet their senior friend in person or through writing and share and compare memories.
Unit: Road Less Traveled
We build empathy and respect for people and giving traditions by listening to stories and traditions of present-day Native Americans. Participants practice listening and taking notes to capture key ideas.
This lesson may stand on its own as an introduction to the concept of philanthropy or lead into the unit exploring philanthropy of different geographic traditions. Participants listen to a read-aloud picture book that illustrates the value of giving gifts...
Unit: Global Peace and Local Legacies
This lesson introduces Alfred Nobel and his legacy, the Nobel Peace Prize.
Unit: Common Good in Aztec Culture
We learn about the ancient Aztec culture in Mexico.
The classroom is matched up with another classroom (or any group of people) in the country or the world. The students communicate by letter or e-mail and compare characteristics of place such as methods of transportation, weather, resources, and culture. Students will eventually work with their...