Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.
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Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. The learners identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest.
Unit: We ARE the Government
Learners read and reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read quotes from Founding Fathers and relate them to philanthropy and civic engagement.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Writing letters to government officials is an effective way to take a stand on an issue. Young people use advocacy as a form of service.
Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
This lesson introduces the "Living History Project." We begin with sensitivity training, as a pre-service reflection and to help volunteers understand possible needs, disabilities, and attitudes of people with whom they will be working. The training leads children to understand...
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
Unit: Stitch in Time for the Common Good
Learners explore the contributions and recommendations of Benjamin Franklin as a person who engaged in active citizenship.
Unit: Be the Change: Personal Health
Learners review healthy eating habits and share their learning to promote a healthier community.
Unit: Growing Our Future
In response to reading The Lorax, participants identify what trees give to us and all sectors of society. In response, we identify our personal responsibility for caring for trees.
Unit: Respecting the Environment (Private-Religious)
This lesson will teach the basic ideas of Shemittah and the practical reasons behind the commandment and the learners will understand the connection between respecting the Earth and respecting themselves.