Native Americans, or Indigenous People, are located geographically across the entire continent of North America. There are many stereotypes of native culture, but their culture varies as much as their locations, as each group of native peoples have their own traditions. This lesson focuses on...
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Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on their attitude about and responsibility for making fair choices about spending. They use the literary device of metaphor to express their thoughts.
Unit: What Goes Around, Comes Around!
Artists contribute to the common good by sharing their talents. The nonprofit sector supports artists with funding, museums, and attention or education. We learn how artists' work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art. Young...
Unit: Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
Building a caring and inclusive classroom begins with an understanding of where students are at not just academically, but emotionally. Many students today have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that affect their ability to regulate their emotions. By teaching children positive...
Unit: Community Connections
Using the three economic sectors (for-profit, government, nonprofit) the learners will identify and categorize local organizations into one of these three economic sectors, They will write letters to those in the nonprofit sector in an effort to determine if and how their services might be ...
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The learners make drums with recyclable containers and colorful craft supplies. They collaboratively write and illustrate a retelling of the story of "The Drum" and give it to a younger child.
Unit: Cultural Competence
In this lesson we learn the history of the Indigenous people who lived in our specific area. We learn that language matters, and there is a respectful way to talk about the heritage of a person who was first to live in an area.
Unit: Forced to Flee and Find a New Home
Through a video and simulation activity, young people build an understanding of life as a refugee.
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Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students see music as an art form that identifies social injustice, advocates for change, and proclaims hope on behalf of the forgotten.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Learners analyze and define the word perseverance and reflect on the perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.