Students will recognize the value of giving to the community by looking at examples of the sacrifices and traditions of people of Native American culture.
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Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students explore the roles of bees in a hive and as pollinators. They learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. The design a project to help beautify their school and help the larger environment by attracting bees. They may write a letter or...
Unit: Great North (6-8)
Introduce learners to the region of the world known as "The Great North," which includes the Arctic Circle, North Pole and Northern Europe. They learn how the native inhabitants demonstrate stewardship of the Earth's resources through their daily living. They view an "IMAX" movie about the...
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
Students will utilize primary source material to identify three key ways that both Native American societies and our early government promoted leadership in their citizens.
Unit: Real Heroes
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project...
Learners define stewardship and exhibit responsibility by helping to care for our “small world.” They will respond to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch by creating watercolor illustrations of themselves acting as environmental stewards. They will decide on a class service project...