The learners will conduct an in-depth biographical investigation of a philanthropist and evaluate the significance of his/her contribution to the common good.
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Unit: Make That Change
The students examine the motivations and work of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to benefit society through art. The students learn how artwork portrays ethnicity and then draw their own portraits to create a display of the diverse faces of the community....
This lesson will explore historical and existing religious prejudices using a variety of texts and media research instruments. Understanding of religious persecution will be learned through the experiences of Jewish people, gypsies, Catholics and the mentally and physically challenged, leading...
This lesson introduces the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world. Students learn what types of preventable diseases threaten babies and children and what the workers do. Students work in small groups to research and report on statistics about five featured countries....
Students explore the cultures of different countries through the food, costume, celebrations, geography, education, music, and other features of a chosen country. The lesson requests the use of parent involvement, and culminates in a vivid presentation at a school assembly.
Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
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.
Through a service-learning activity, learners will share what they have learned about rights and responsibilities with others in their school and community.