Motivated by the song "This Land is Your Land," learners locate areas on a U.S. map and discuss the definitions of community, philanthropy, and volunteer. They picture themselves as volunteers, helping others.
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Unit: Our Land
Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.
The purpose of this lesson is to have the students create a map showing the route from their school to the soup kitchen that they visited. They will share the map and describe their experiences at the soup kitchen with their caregivers and/or classmates.
This lesson is designed to help students develop a better understanding that a community is group of people working together for a common. Many people in a community need help and one of the places that they can get help is called a...
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The purpose of this activity is to provide the photography students and the students from the Special Arts class an opportunity to meet each other prior to their involvement in the Special Olympic Games.
Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."
When the site is selected, they make a final plan for what plants to put into the garden based on soil, location, and availability. They make a plan to seek donations of plants or funds for their garden....