Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace.
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Unit: It's Goin' Down; The Rain Forest
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
The children tell stories about their family memories and the special “memory items” brought from home. (See Lesson One: Traveling Back in Time.) They meet their senior friend in person or through writing and share and compare memories.
Unit: You Light up My Life
By comparing lightbulbs, young people learn about technology, energy conservation, and personal responsibility. Their personal choices can impact family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumed for the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners use metaphors to describe a trustworthy person.
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay, learners describe the responsibilities of American citizenship and the cost of freedom. They connect how philanthropic action is a part of those costs. “Freedom isn’t free. It passes on an enormous debt to the recipient.”
Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Young people explore the impact of their own actions on their environment and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an environmental steward.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
We define civic virtue and give examples of ways to exhibit civic virtue 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: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (9-12)
Students conduct and evaluate their service project, then celebrate their success. After the service project, invite guests, volunteers, community members, and other students to celebrate with the class.
Unit: TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Learners use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their peers. They identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image and text to communicate a...