This lesson explores the language of disability and importance of asking people about themselves with curiosity rather than treating disabilities as taboo. We learn to use people-first language. ...
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Unit: Cultural Competence
Unit: Souperservice Kids
Students gain awareness of the work of nonprofits and how they form to address issues that impact the common good. They learn more about one nonprofit and plan voluntary action to support its work through volunteering, donations, or advocacy.
Students examine ways to address the issue of food insecurity related to their interests and understanding. They brainstorm service projects and use a decision-making model to choose a project. They implement their service project and reflect on their action.
Two picture books -- The Three Questions by John J. Muth and Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud -- help students reflect on "doing good" for others. Students walk around the school and community to identify some community and school needs. ...
Unit: Cool Kids Compost
The lesson introduces the concept of recycling food waste by composting. Students investigate food waste in their school and the nation, and gain awareness of recycling food waste as a better way to care for the earth. The class communicates in writing their plans for and results of a food-waste...
In this lesson the learners will explore food scarcity and abundance as they relate to issues of poverty, wealth and health. They will identity a need in their community and explore ways that they might help reduce poverty, hunger, and ill-health there.
The purpose of the lesson is to educate learners about watersheds, ways in which water pollution occurs, and how important proper use of watersheds is to them. After understanding the importance of the watersheds, they will recognize that wise usage of their local watershed is an example...