Learners demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the importance of the Great Lakes, their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.
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Unit: Bridges for All
In this lesson, the students read about some of the religious practices of the Aztec Empire and discuss the practice of human sacrifice to appease the gods. Students discuss the concept of sacrifice for the common good and debate how far we go in sacrificing for the common good.
To show students that responsible citizens can resolve social problems by constructively participating in their community.
To encourage children to consider the effects of their actions on others and realize that even very young people are capable of the kind of selfless actions that...
This lesson will explore the contributions made by Clara Barton as a nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. This is an example of the women from the Industrial Era making a difference through contributions to society. This lesson incorporates a service project connecting the students to...
Unit: What Does It Take?
Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.
Unit: Cinderella Stories (The)
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Learners research the public and philanthropic life of the person, and prepare a three to five minute oral presentation based on their research. They will highlight the most significant facts of the individual’s life, the philanthropy the individual participated in, and major effects their lives...