Learners will become familiar with business, governmental, nonprofit and/or individual efforts to keep our water supply clean and promote the common good. Through art they will illustrate techniques for water conservation that everyone can use.
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Unit: Save a Drop For Me
To help students realize their responsibility to contribute to the community in positive ways.To introduce others to the value of the service learning project.
Raise students' awareness of the issue of homelessness in the community and world. With a better understanding of their community's needs, students will be able to more effectively and efficiently determine their role in addressing community needs.
Students participate in a trash clean-up and analyze the issue of pollution due to trash, especially plastics. They discuss who should be responsible for preventing or cleaning up pollution - government, business, charitable organizations, and/or individuals....
Unit: Foundations and You
Students learn the definition of a foundation and become familiar with the resources of the Learning to Give Website. A representative of a local community foundation speaks to the class about the foundation’s mission, activities and funding.
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Compare the meaning of justice with fairness, and distinguish the meanings of fair, just, and equitable. Write a definition for each term and display it on the wall for the duration of the unit....
Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, supported many causes with the profits of her business. We become aware of the many ways people give.
This lesson teaches and reinforces the "economic way of thinking" along with the personal finance concepts: spend, save, invest and donate - in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good, are integrated into...
Unit: You Light up My Life
The purpose of this lesson is to show learners how electricity is used, measured, recorded and calculated. Through the use of data collection tables, this lesson will help students realize how much electrical energy their families consume. They will also develop an understanding of renewable and...
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.