Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations....
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Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Unit: Oil Changes Everything
This lesson will allow the learners to have a hands-on experience investigating an oil spill. They will develop possible solutions to the problems that an oil spill creates for the environment.
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate to the learners that everyone has a responsibility to be good stewards of the Earth.
This lesson will introduce the learners to the human and physical characteristics of desert regions around the world. It will include plants and animals that inhabit those deserts and how people living in desert regions use resources wisely.
This lesson will familiarize students with the Biblical passages that describe Adam’s responsibility to care for the Garden of Eden. Learners will develop an understanding of what this responsibility required of Adam and model this responsibility to nature by taking care of a garden of...
Unit: How Did We Help?
This lesson introduces the Mayflower Compact. This brief agreement was the first document of its kind designed to bring a community together to focus on the common good. This may be a model for a classroom agreement written by the students.
Students respond to a book with reflections on the traditions of philanthropy and quiltmaking. They define purposeful acts of kindness and perform random acts of kindness for a week. This lesson includes an optional service project of making a quilt to give away. ...
This lesson guides learners as they inform a public audience about philanthropic acts that enhance the common good. The learners write newspaper articles that describe their own acts of service and volunteerism or those of other individuals or groups in their community.
The learner will discover and explain how people in society have worked to promote the common good. They will research famous historical figures in the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid Movements, and illustrate how these people focused their efforts on making life better for all....