The learners will attend the Special Olympics events that include their assigned Special Olympics participant and use their knowledge of the camera and picture taking techniques to photograph the participant during their event(s). They will select photos and key words/phrases...
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Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
Through a reading of the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, learners will describe what this creation tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and will explain mankind’s permanent responsibility as caretaker of the land....
Discuss concepts of public, private, and civic responsibility, and set the stage for explaining the project criteria. Students begin working in groups to discuss ideas for their projects.
Unit: The Power of Children
Students determine which community need should have greatest priority. Once a priority need has been determined, students research organizations that address that community need. The research process will use a student-generated list of questions.
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Students become familiar with the structure of the newspaper and the purpose of the different types of articles as they explore "stories" about acts of giving and sharing time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Students recognize the types of voices and articles in the newspaper. They...
Unit: Why Do People Give?
This lesson introduces the concepts of supporting the arts and artists “giving back.” This lesson also introduces the concept of serial reciprocity—when someone does something kind for you, you pass on an act of kindness to someone else.
Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.
This lesson is intended for use in the "Community Helpers" unit. For this lesson, the role of a community helper from the governmental sector, the mail carrier, is explored. Students will evaluate the importance of an efficient movement of products and ideas in the community....
Unit: Are You a River Keeper?
This lesson will focus on the effect the speed of water has on erosion rate and the deposition of sediment with learners using inference to draw conclusions. Learners will relate commons, stewardship and the roles of all sectors in reducing rates...