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Unit: Cool Kids Compost
Students use what they learned about composting to plan and develop a service plan that meets a need related to food waste and environmental stewardship. They reflect on the impact of their service and share that with peers and/or families.
This lesson raises the learners’ awareness of water quality, water treatment, and responsible management of water resources around the world. Learners explore the issue of safe water accessibility and discuss responsibilities of a global citizen to assure all people have safe drinking water....
Students identify the reasons for gender inequality in schools and explore what policies and measures are in place for achieving universal primary education for kids all over the world. Students take action to either raise funds and/or to increase awareness of the importance of education for...
Unit: We Are One World
Students explore the preconceived opinions that we have about people based on first impressions and lack of understanding of different perspectives. Students explore examples of bias in their own personal experiences....
Unit: Philanthropy in History
Students will give examples of philanthropy as they relate to public libraries. The lesson also will demonstrate the importance of books in a democratic society.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, students create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing the documentary is an...
Explore the local community to identify nonprofit services available. They compare these to the services of business and government to understand the different sectors. They investigate motivations for nonprofits and individual giving.