Students read about and discuss issues related to pollution, waste management, and recycling. They collect and analyze physical data about the type and amount of litter in a neighborhood park or region. They are challenged to come up with a plan to reduce the amount of litter in their...
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Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards...
Students connect the concepts/practices of fairness, justice, tolerance, togetherness, and equality to the advancement of human and civil rights. Students share ideas about how they can promote the common good and lead positive social changes.
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students learn about the different roles people take in the cycle of bullying. They share their observations about bullying situations and discuss why taking action to address bullying behavior is good for the community.
The concept of freedom as a Core Democratic Value will be described through the story of Harriet Tubman. Learners will understand why unselfish people risk their lives to help others and serve the common good....
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Students explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religion practices. ...
Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.