Benjamin Franklin's work was in service to making a better world, and he influenced the nonprofit sector. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, makes connections to the common good through personal virtue and actions. The participants choose quotes to create posters that communicate...
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Unit: Early American Influences
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Young people learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. They select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Participants identify the attributes of a hero who is acting for the common good. Mother Teresa is a hero for her philanthropic work and character.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 6)
Learners analyze the words to a song about prejudice, "Carefully Taught." They rewrite the lyrics with a more positive message.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students learn how poverty and hunger are related.
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Young people learn about environmental stewardship and its importance to all people. They carry out a service project that demonstrates environmental stewardship.
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. This lesson examines stories from South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Unit: Air Pollution and Asthma
Young people gain awareness of the negative effects of air pollution, especially asthma. They research and identify some of the sources of air pollution in the school and community and possible ways to improve air quality in these areas.
Unit: Be the Change: Personal Health
Learners review healthy eating habits and share their learning to promote a healthier community.
Unit: Giving to Others (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
The purpose of this lesson is to teach learners how to give charity, to whom one should give charity, and to what extent/amount of charity is to be given. The lesson follows the examples and teachings of Maimonides (the Rambam) as well as interpretations and extensions of ancient Biblical laws...