Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.
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Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
This lesson will introduce vocabulary terms spend, save and donate. As a class, they will discuss, sing and perform the song “You Can Bank on Me. ” The students will learn reasons that people choose to donate...
Unit: Lucky Money: Penny Drive
Students learn vocabulary terms spend, save and donate; define philanthropy; and explore reasons why people choose to donate. This lesson may be used with a collection drive or penny drive to raise money or items to meet a community need.
Unit: Freedom to Choose
Students look at The Mayflower Compact and recognize that freedom to assemble and worship was the “Pilgrim's” main goal—worth all the opportunity costs. Students analyze the first amendment of the Constitution to recognize that freedom is a fundamental right in the United States.
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will describe requirements for naturalized citizens and explain how rights given to citizens also require civic responsibility. They will analyze the words of the National Anthem and update it with a new verse that includes today’s concept of freedom.
Unit: Why Do People Give?
To introduce students to Andrew Carnegie as one of the outstanding early philanthropists of the United States.
Unit: Trail Mix Project
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to make a difference in their community regarding kids' hunger. Students give their time to make Trail Mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph...