Young people listen to a story, summarize the main idea, and then act it out together. They identify the theme of community and describe the benefits of cooperation for the common good.
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Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Unit: Intergenerational Writing Project
Youth will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of their community.
Unit: Mighty Pens: Writers for Positive Change
Learners write personal narratives to document activities, insights, research, impact, and discoveries of their firsthand experience with civic engagement, service, and volunteerism. By explaining involvement in action for the common good, learners raise awareness of a social issue, the need for...
Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Young people research the ecosystems around their own homes, school, and community, so they can be better informed stewards about conservation.
Unit: Living in a Community: Intro. to Philanthropy
The children learn that even young people can be philanthropists. Philanthropy is giving time, talent, treasure for the good of the community.
Unit: Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks’s acts of philanthropy brought a community of people together for the common good and resulted in major social change in her community and in the nation. Young people identify the relationship between individual rights, justice, equality, and community responsibility.
Unit: Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk
Learners explore what it means for responsible citizens to demonstrate civic virtues of justice, kindness, peace, generosity, and inclusion.
Unit: Cultural Competence
Our communities may have people from many cultures and there may be many different languages spoken. Sparked by a playful video of kids teaching other kids their languages, we explore the languages represented in our communities.
Unit: Environment: Sustaining Our World
The learners define environmental stewardship and determine what they care about related to the environment.
Unit: Taking a Stand for Good
Youth read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust situation was philanthropic in nature. They learn that there are 198 methods of non-violent protests that can be used to fight injustice. The youth evaluate issues of inequity or injustice and propose nonviolent solutions...