The purpose of the lesson is to show students how the poetic conventions of rhythm, rhyme, refrain, alliteration and onomatopoeia create the sounds of poetry. Students will use poetry to learn about a humanitarian who began a nonprofit organization with world-wide consequences.
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Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
This lesson focuses on the language of human rights. Learners examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyze the rights from a personal perspective. They discuss how well they perceive that the rights are enforced.
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.
This lesson will explain how effective writers and orators manage language in order to move others to action for the common good. By exploring principles of rhetoric and effective communication, the learners will see that they too can marshal words to effect change on contemporary issues they...
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students edit their memoir drafts, adding dialogue and figurative language in this guided writing session. This lesson will help students realize that struggles they experience in their lives often lead to a new understanding or lesson learned. Students will reflect on how their experience...
Students will analyze how character is formed; identify their natural personality style strengths and challenges; give examples of how the government, nonprofit and for profit sectors of the economy work together in a mixed economy, and match career opportunities to personality styles and...
Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about...
Read aloud and discuss a story to build understanding of personal strengths and cooperative work. The group defines neighbors to include the people they learn and work with, live near, and share the world with.