Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
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Using the example of Benjamin Franklin’s philanthropy, learners will research the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and analyze why their work cannot wholly be replicated by government.
Learners will investigate their resources of time, talent and treasure and brainstorm how these can be used to address community needs/issues or problems in their school, neighborhood and larger community. They will investigate nonprofit organizations that contribute to the common...
Through a scientific investigation, the students compare features and costs of two types of lightbulbs. This lesson helps the learners understand how energy efficiency choices can impact their family energy costs and reduce the amount of energy consumed.
In this lesson learners define and discuss terms related to refugees and the common good. They explore the refugee experience and recognize some of the causes and effects of being a refugee. Analyzing The Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives learners the opportunity to explore basic human...
Unit: Pollution Solutions
Learners recognize water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable. They research local water sources, describe issues that pollute water, and brainstorm solutions.
Students learn about the characteristics of an effective personal narrative and compare those to a news article. They do prewriting activities and practice writing details to show rather than tell about an experience.
Through video, a simulation activity about learning a new language, and discussion, students build understanding of life as a refugee.
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Students read and learn about a group, IMPUHWE (means compassion in Kinyarwanda), that supports girls’ education in Rwanda. They compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe.