Students view primary documents to explore public policy on service. They make meaning of the government role and citizen responsibility in civic action. They make a personal plan of service based on their available time, talent, and treasure.
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Unit: Welcome Home
The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
Unit: Defining Philanthropy
Students view a film and explore facts and research about hunger. They brainstorm what they know and need to know (KWL). Then, they receive a challenge in the form of a letter to research and propose solutions to food insecurity related to food production.
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist discusses his/her motivations and feelings about his/her work, and compares and contrasts his/...
Students prepare a one-minute speech about themselves using an object as a device to share a story and help others remember their name and something about them. ...
Unit: Where's The Sand?
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate to the learners that everyone has a responsibility to be good stewards of the land. They will gain a deeper understanding of volunteering and the opportunity cost involved.
Unit: Growing a Citizen
Students learn facts about hunger and food insecurity and understand the three stages of hunger.