Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.
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Children hear a true story about a woman who performs a brave act for the common good. They identify the benefit the whole community shared and define philanthropy and common good.
Learners define stewardship and exhibit responsibility by helping to care for our “small world.” They will respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. They will decide on a class service project...
To create multi-media iBooks with PSAs (public service announcements) that explore and raise awareness about (local or global) issues (such as homelessness, water pollution, education, or hunger) that can be addressed by philanthropy....
Students read and learn about a group, IMPUHWE (means compassion in Kinyarwanda), that supports girls’ education in Rwanda. They compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe.
Students compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe. They will work in small groups to identify the successes and possible school improvements in their own school system and in vulnerable schools around the world.
We can address global issues by working for change at both a personal as well as at a local level. The lesson addresses the need to exercise civic responsibility in promoting the common good in order to realize a more civil society.