This lesson introduces the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa. Young people make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
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Youth Activity: Participants recognize a wide variety of philanthropic actions through fun and active participation. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
"If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20...
To help students see music as an art form that identifies social injustice, advocates for change, and proclaims hope on behalf of the forgotten.
This is an introduction to the differences and similarities between temperate and tropical rainforests. The group discusses patterns in where rainforests are located, and they begin to research characteristics and gain awareness of their biodiversity.
Unit: Cultural Competence
The key to cultural competence is learning about cultures around the world. The book Children Like Me sparks curiosity about different cultures. Youth make a simple keychain to represent the different cultures they can learn about with the key that helps them open doors....
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Unit: Smiles Change the World
All people have need for and deserve friendship and belonging. In this lesson, we explore the elements of community relationships, like kindness, inclusion, listening, and trust. The children compile pages to make a big book that teaches others to be caring community members. ...
Through multiple visits to a retirement home, letter writing, or by inviting seniors to an event, children learn effective communication, sensitivity to people of different generations, and shared experiences while learning about the common good and stewardship.
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
The group uses a decision-making model to decide where to donate their collected money. They evaluate what is most important to them and list possible choices. Based on the decision-making process, the group comes to consensus on how to spend money earned together.