Raise awareness of ways to advocate for justice and kindness and bring positive change in their school, community, and world.
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Unit: Justice and Kindness Play a Part
Unit: We Are Partners in the Work of Creation (Tikkun Olam) (Private-Religious)
This lesson will familiarize learners with a story of Creation from the Jewish mystical tradition. The story, based upon the Sefer Yetzirah, provides the foundation for the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world. Learners will begin to formulate a personal concept...
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
In response to activities that show empathy to self and others, participants reflect on roles of individuals in the communities to which they belong. They write a letter to thank someone and draw a picture that highlights the traits that make each member of the group special within the...
Unit: Our Playful Community
Communities come in many different configurations and may be defined by place or purpose. A family, which also comes in many different configurations, is a community that comes together in the same space and/or with the shared interest of caring for one another. The young people describe the...
Unit: Disaster Relief - Generosity and Leadership
Learners research a natural disaster and examples of aid to help the affected populations. They learn the roles of the four sectors in responding to the needs. They participate in a collection campaign or other service project and learn about...
Unit: Disaster Relief - Power, Generosity and Leadership! (9-12)
Learners research a natural disaster and the role of the four economic sectors in responding to the needs. They participate in a donation campaign or other service project and learn about organizations to which they can contribute their philanthropy....
Unit: Cultural Diversity in Service
One of our roles in a civil society is connecting to diverse others and seeing their light within. In this lesson, learners watch a video and listen to an audio recording that both show how we can overcome first impressions about people and value the diversity of their experiences and culture....
Unit: Advise and Consent
Participants identify and compare the different roles of the four sectors of the economy (government, business, nonprofit, and family). They identify which sector does what and observe how they approach differently the sometimes overlapping responsibilities....
Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.
Unit: Be the Change: Homelessness
The learners build on their understanding, seeking actual facts and statistics about homelessness locally and nationally.