Young people envision what they would like their shared space or classroom to look like, feel like, and sound like in order for it to be a safe, fair, and fun learning environment. They come to a consensus about what behaviors lead to this goal.
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Unit: Philanthropic Behavior
Unit: Let's Play and Learn
Learners discover that rules are helpful. Rather than being a roadblock, rules can actually help us to avoid problems. Students learn that cooperation skills involve knowing and following (obeying) the rules.
Learners explore the meaning of playing by the rules and making personal choices that support the common good. They discuss how people could respond with honesty and dishonesty to the same situation. ...
Unit: Constitution Day
Students learn how the Constitution relates to rules and community roles. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to improving their community for the good of all. ...
To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy
Unit: Advise and Consent
Unit: The Power of Children
Students brainstorm the elements that make an effective service-learning project. They discuss the important elements and take responsibility for making sure these are carried out in the final project. They review the rubric and discuss expectations for a presentation of a service-learning...