In this lesson, students form groups that have similar interests/issues.Together they evaluate possible solutions based on their research to determine the pros and cons of each solution. Working collaboratively and using a decision-making matrix, they pick one solution as a group to create...
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Through multiple visits to a retirement home, or by inviting seniors to visit the classroom, students will learn effective communication, sensitivity to people of different generations and shared experiences while sharing ideas about the common good and stewardship.
Students work cooperatively to cook large quanities of soup. They will use math skills to calculate and measure the amount of ingredients that go into recipes for a large group.
Unit: How the Cookie Crumbles
To accomplish a goal together through the use of teamwork skills, problem solving, risk taking and perseverance.
Turnstile is a problem solving activity that gets many students out of their comfort zone. Although it looks like a simple jump rope activity...
The lesson helps children understand that the plants and animals that live in the ocean depend on a clean environment. They continue to develop the concept of stewardship of the Earth. Children will learn that the animals in the ocean are capable of cleaning a small portion of the ocean, like we...
Unit: Animal Shelters
Animal shelters rely on donations from the public to do their important work. Municipal shelters are funded by the municipality but are often underfunded. They often have non-profit arms that are funded by donations. This lesson will explore how these facilities are...
In this lesson the students reflect on the power of volunteerism and gain some perspective on the immense impact volunteers make on our economy and society. They will determine what they contribute to their school community.