The teacher will introduce the concept of philanthropy and lay the groundwork for the students to participate as philanthropists in the International Coastal Cleanup, a volunteer action for the common good.
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We are made by history. In this activity youth read the stories of philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Then they create a virtual Pop-Up Museum as an advocacy service project in which they tell stories of Black history and...
Learners will build community through identifying and implementing an action plan addressing one issue as identified in the School Climate Survey.
Unit: Bridges for All
Unit: Freedom to Choose
In the early political history of this country, the goal of its leaders was to give people freedom to choose many things—where to worship, with whom to assemble, privacy, opinions, etc. It is still the goal today, but the world is not perfect. The students will find examples of loss of freedom...
Unit: "Antsy" for Others
Students make a life-size picture of themselves. They verbally compare their attributes that make them unique. Display the self-portraits hand-in-hand at a local children’s hospital, if possible. Add captions or a list of dictated comments about what the children know about friendship, showing...
Read and compare a variety of literature to explore motivations and impact of young people taking action and helping others. We recognize that we all have time, treasures and/or talents to share.
Unit: The Power of Children
In this lesson, students complete all necessary aspects of the service-learning presentation. Students present their proposal at a community expo. From these proposal presentations, the class votes on their favorite service-learning project and this becomes the project the whole class carries...