The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
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Unit: Welcome Home
Unit: This I Can Do!
Students will recognize why volunteers are so important to a community and learn some of the things that volunteers do for their community. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
We can address global issues by working for change at both a personal as well as at a local level. The lesson addresses the need to exercise civic responsibility in promoting the common good in order to realize a more civil society.
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking...
Students will determine the specific skills needed to produce the chosen quilt then decide upon their own area of specialization. Labor will be divided and production will commence—assembly line style.
Youth Activity: Participants recognize a wide variety of philanthropic actions through fun and active participation. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
"If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20...
Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.
This lesson is designed to enlarge students' thinking about the famous suffragist Susan B. Anthony. Although she is best known for this role, she was active in six different causes as an abolitionist, educational reformer, labor activist, temperance worker, suffragist, and women's rights...
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.