Learners recognize the value of nonprofit organizations and identify how nonprofits meet citizen needs when government can't.
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To help students understand the legal aspects of a 501(c)(3) organization and how they differ from other organizations.
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students learn about the role of bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species....
Through persuasive writing, young people build awareness and invite action for change about an issue. Typical writing forms may include essays, editorials, feature articles, or speeches.
Researching from the perspective of one type of scientist, youth become experts on the attributes of a tropical rainforest as well as the threats to its health and impact on the globe. Youth work in teams of four to make a collage poster and presentation....
This lesson introduces the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world. Students learn what types of preventable diseases threaten babies and children and what the workers do. Students work in small groups to research and report on statistics about five featured countries....
Unit: Cultural Competence
In this lesson, we broaden our awareness of different cultures and how they celebrate holidays. An optional service project includes writing letters to request diverse holidays be added to the community calendar, if they aren't already observed.
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.