We explore the integrity of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for the rights of women when many people disagreed they should be allowed to vote. She was strong in her cause for women, but in the mid-1800s, she didn't speak up for Black women who were fighting the same right to vote.
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Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
Unit: The Power of Children
Students evaluate their learning about philanthropy and the process of selecting a service-learning project. They write a guided reflection on their experience.
Unit: It's Goin' Down; The Rain Forest
This is an introduction to the differences and similarities between temperate and tropical rainforests. The group discusses patterns in where rainforests are located, and they begin to research characteristics and gain awareness of their biodiversity.
Unit: Refugees: Finding a Place
Participants will view a video about a girl named Carly who is a refugee forced to leave her home. They will discuss the problems Carly faces in her journey to find a safe place to live, draw inferences as to why Carly had to flee from her home, discuss in what ways the groups Carly met showed a...
Unit: Cultural Competence
This lesson explores the language of disability and the importance of asking people about themselves with curiosity rather than treating disabilities as taboo. We learn to use people-first language.
Young people view primary documents about leader Ida B. Wells in the late 1800s and identify the fundamental components of philanthropic leadership through difficult times.
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: Encouraging Community Engagement
Learners use economic thinking to determine how to allocate their scarce resources for community service.
What is something that makes you excited to get up in the morning and gives you energy? Whatever that vision is, that is your "spark." Young people may not know what their spark is today, and it may change many times over...
Unit: Watershed S.O.S.
Through observation of the water cycle, we discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. Why is being a good steward of this resource an example of acting for the Common Good?