This lesson is designed to help the learners understand that animals and humans can work together as a team. Many animals perform tasks that are vital to our existence and/or enhance the quality of life (enhance the common good). Many animals meet specific needs in...
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Unit: Working Animals
This lesson is designed to help the learners understand how important it is to be prepared for an emergency situation and how it relates to animal welfare. The learners will use the information gained in this and other lessons to develop a plan of service in response...
Students will evaluate their learning about philanthropy and the service project by completing a written reflection on their experience. The reflection will not be just a recap but a looking back to identify with "new eyes" those aspects of philanthropy that came to light through the...
Students examine the personal stories of various nonprofit leaders and relate them to the six Career Pathways. Students will discuss the ways that careers change throughout an individual's life as they pursue their passions. Students will also use the concept of passion to career to plan a...
Unit: The Power of Children
Students form groups based on issue areas on which to base their service-learning projects. They form groups, sign group agreements, delegate tasks, and begin forming their service-learing project proposal. The teacher provides mini-lessons to individuals, as needed,...
The students volunteer their time at a local soup kitchen. Before the visit, the students gain sensitivity to the people who visit the soup kitchen through discussion and role-playing. After the visit, the students reflect on the experience through writing.
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Students will learn about philanthropic acts and that teacher permission is not always necessary in order to perform the act. The students will learn two songs that focus on philanthropic acts.
Students will understand the organization of a non-profit agency, including how it is funded and how the resources are allocated. They will also volunteer for a minimum of four hours at the agency. (This lesson continues the learning from Lesson Four.)
Unit: Helping Children Learn
Through teaming with younger children, learners will determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in context and use encouragement to help others learn to read. They will determine how their acts are a form of community capital as they build trust with their younger learners.