Learners will examine the ethical foundations of tolerance from the Torah and understand what it means in both the religious and social context.
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Unit: Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Unit: Philanthropy in Literature
Students will define philanthropy as "sharing or giving time, talent or treasure for the common good."
Unit: Tzedakah: How Can We Help? (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking these needs, and encourage them to think of ways to help these people.
Unit: Nonprofits in Our Community
In this critical thinking activity, participants sort ideas and make observations about the difference between the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector.
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: Power and Race in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
We observe how power and privilege are used to keep African American families oppressed even after they were freed from slavery.
Unit: Opening Our Hearts and Hands to Others (Tzedakah)
This lesson focuses on eight levels of tzedakah (charity) that were identified by a great Jewish thinker known as Rabbi Moses Maimonides. Students will investigate various ways to give charity and gain an appreciation of how people give of their time, talent or treasure. They will...
Unit: TeachOne: Coming Together for Environmental Action
Learners walk around their neighborhood parks observing plants, use of space, and ways to make the shared space better. They problem-solve about things they can do and then interview and survey others to get ideas and permission to take action.
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Learners identify 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.
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
In the book, Sam and the Lucky Money, we observe Sam as he makes a difficult decision between what he wants and what he knows is right. The children explore the benefits and costs of giving.