In this lesson, learners reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read and report about concepts such as civic responsibility, patriotism, right to petition, and philanthropy.
Filter by subjects:
Filter by audience:
Filter by unit » issue area:
find a lesson
Unit: We ARE the Government
Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.
Unit: Growing a Citizen
Unit: Smiles Change the World
This lesson introduces children to the importance of facial expressions and their impact on other people. The feelings behind different facial expressions are discussed and the benefits of smiling at each other are emphasized. Students prepare to fill an unmet need for friendship by creating a...
Unit: Souperservice Kids
Students will think of ways that they can be (or have been) philanthropists. A puppet or doll tells about going to a soup kitchen and gets the students excited about providing food for a soup kitchen. A variety of multidisciplinary centers focus on soup kitchens. At the end of the lesson,...
We are commanded to “master the earth”. How one elects to do that, is a product of one’s understanding of the concept of mastery. This lesson enables learners to create a personally meaningful model and action plan of mastery/stewardship based upon their interpretation of traditional texts.
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
Students will identify and celebrate their everyday heroes contributions to the common good in their community.
Students will describe the work of foundations and nonprofits, identify local foundations in the community, and explain why the people connected with these organizations can be considered local heroes.
Unit: Air Today, Air Tomorrow
This lesson will provide a forum for the learners to actively participate in a project that will allow them to become stewards of and advocates for the environment.