Groups will collaborate to identify significant events and organizations in American history that involve philanthropy and share their findings with other student groups within the school.
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Unit: Animal Shelters
Animal shelters have many areas of concern but the mission of all shelters is to care for and place homeless animals. They rely on donations from the public to do their important work. Municipal shelters are funded by the municipality--...
The learners develop a greater understanding of hunger and malnutrition and explore ones responsibility to share unevenly distributed food resources.
The learners will apply what they have learned about prejudice, its causes and possible preventions/solutions, to create materials to teach younger students about these lessons.
In this two-session lesson, students explore the concept of philanthropy and brainstorm how they can use (and develop) their English Language Arts talents to create faith-based devotionals for younger children. ...
In this lesson, a representative from the partner early childhood organization visits the class, and students learn about the role of nonprofit organizations in the community. They continue to follow the writing process to revise and edit their devotions. Students pair up with a younger student...
Unit: Watch Me Grow
In this lesson, students learn about the interconnectedness of nature and the impact of people on the environment. Students are motivated by literature to teach others the importance of trees in our ecosystem. They respond to the literature selection and design and make posters with a "Save the...
Unit: Advise and Consent
Even the person viewed as the most powerful person in the world does not have unlimited power. Constitutionally, the president of the United States is limited by the "advise and consent" rule (and other checks and balances). The learners look at the importance...
Raise awareness of the needs of others who are unable to provide a balanced nutritious diet for their own families. Students learn about the Heifer Project that provides families with resources and education so they can have nutritious food and earn a living within their own communities.
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
Learners will become familiar with business, governmental, nonprofit and/or individual efforts to keep our water supply clean and promote the common good. Through art they will illustrate techniques for water conservation that everyone can use.