Students will be active philanthropists by volunteering their time to clean debris from the beach at a local park for the common good. (This activity can be adapted to your location, i.e., clean any public park area.) They will estimate and weigh their bags, total their tally sheets and make...
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In planning their act of philanthropy, students will identify types of gardens and discuss what is practical for the garden they are planning to build.
Through the use of a trade book, students will see that a garden is a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They will see that a garden is to be shared.
This experiential lesson will allow the students to get the garden in the ground and see the results of their work.
Students will learn about the variety of plants that could be put into the garden and make the selection of best plants for the area. Students will shop for plants and seeds.
Students will observe that all soil is not of the correct composition for growing plants desirable for the garden. Garden size and geographic orientation will be determined.
Students will analyze how a garden helps others in ways that are not always thought of when thinking of a garden. They will see that a garden is to be shared.
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is to analyze the data observed in the experiments, compare the results with the students' predictions and draw conclusions about the environment.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.