Children reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream and how he used his words. They reflect on their own dreams for a better community.
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Unit: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unit: Building a Community Garden Santuary
This experiential lesson involves building the garden and inviting people to enjoy and participate....
Unit: George H.W. Bush and Points of Light
Students explore the legacy of George H. W. Bush and how he has contributed to the common good as part of his lifelong commitment to service and through his Points of Light initiative. The students work in small groups to answer questions and present to the class for discussion. Each student...
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
The purpose of this lesson is for the learners to reflect on how philanthropy, enlightened self-interest, and caring are related and to determine why and how they will "care" in the future. ...
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
In the first lesson, the learners analyzed the meaning of integrity as it reflects being true to themselves and reflecting honestly who they are in their actions. In this lesson, we expand the definition to include being true to oneself and others. ...
Unit: Nonprofits in Our World and Community (3-5)
Students will distinguish the nonprofit sector from the for-profit sector.
Unit: Philanthropy—Essential to a Democratic Society
Students will learn the fundamental principles of parliamentary procedure and use the procedure to create a plan for a service project in the community.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 6)
Learners recognize that we all have biases, but we aren't always aware of them, which can create an unfair situation. Since people have different experiences, we all develop different biases. ...
Unit: Opening Our Hearts and Hands to Others (Tzedakah)
Using texts and experiential learning experiences, this lesson emphasizes the reasons why giving tzedakah, or charity, is a fundamental concept in Judaism.
Unit: Forced to Flee and Find a New Home
Young people learn what it is like to be a refugee through pictures, video, and stories. They build empathy and do an activity that simulates choices refugees must make.