From history we know that working in community (not on our own) is the best way to make change. Young people explore the work of nonprofits related to equity and social justice.
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Unit: Challenging Social Boundaries
Unit: Constitution Day
Students identify key events in U.S. history and the magnitude of the Constitution in context, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the historical significance of the...
Unit: My Water, Our Water
Participants identify the impact of humans on lakes and rivers. They explore ways to take responsibility to protect the waterways.
Participants discuss the attributes and benefits of local water resources and ecosystems. They identify the interrelatedness of humans and the environment in the book A River Ran Wild, and discuss how the way we treat the water impacts our lives.
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Students imagine they were given $500,000 to award to a nonprofit organization of their choice. They explore options and discuss how to determine which is a good issue and organization to donate their funds.
Unit: Watershed S.O.S.
Through observation of the water cycle, we discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. Why is being a good steward of this resource an example of acting for the Common Good?
Unit: Sacred Giving (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
This lesson provides learners with a deeper understanding of the concept of giving tzedakah utilizing primary source materials to identify the manner in which the commandment is to be performed. Learners are then asked to identify behavioral guidelines from the values...
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: We Are Guardians of the Earth (Private-Religious)
We are commanded to “master the earth”. How one elects to do that, is a product of one’s understanding of the concept of mastery. This lesson enables learners to create a personally meaningful model and action plan of mastery/stewardship based upon their interpretation of traditional texts.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students will learn about federal social service programs over time and SNAP, the food assistance program.