This lesson introduces the learner to some of the resources--individual, organizational (for profit and non profit), and governmental-- available to provide forewarning/alert, preparedness programs, as well as relief during and in the aftermath of natural disasters.
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Students view images of families around the world and the food they eat in a week. They examine the similarities and differences in relation to different attributes, such as type of food, nutrition, cost, and quantity. Discussions of stereotype and diversity help students gain sensitivity to the...
Students explore the meanings of community and healthy. While moving around the classroom in an organized game, they have conversations about healthy communities and healthy choices for themselves....
Students read about and discuss issues related to pollution, waste management, and recycling. They collect and analyze physical data about the type and amount of litter in a neighborhood park or region. They are challenged to come up with a plan to reduce the amount of litter in their...
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.
Learners identify the issues related to trash and litter and determine each person's role and responsibility for environmental stewardship.
Unit: Take a Breath Now
The students will distinguish the difference between wants and needs. They distinguish between wants and needs by completing an activity in which they must categorize items into wants or needs. Students learn that many times refugees are without basic needs. They respond to a story about a...
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
This lesson will focus on basic camera terminology, the techniques used to frame successful photographs, and determination as to how photographers and their photographs can and are being used to promote the common good.
This lesson introduces the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa. Young people make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.