We examine the Core Values of American Democracy and discuss their importance and where we are exposed to them and practice them throughout life.
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Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
Unit: Our Land
This culminating activity gives youth an opportunity to teach about our land to others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together they can make something better....
Through four folktales from different parts of the world and wisdom traditions, learners explore how to make decisions in difficult situations. They define discernment and wisdom and give examples of each in real-life situations.
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.
This lesson guides students to recognize the importance of taking care of the world by reducing trash. Students will recognize the benefits of recycling and reusing....
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
Students make drums using different recyclable containers and colorful craft supplies. They write a class story to retell the story of "The Drum." Each student colors a printout of the story to share with a younger child. They decide with whom (for example, a local Head Start preschool...
Timelines show progression of events and may be used for planning, to learn from history, or to document events in a life. Students examine different timelines and create a timeline to plan the life of their student-run foundation.
This lesson introduces the idea of giving back. Students hear an oral retelling of "The Lion and the Mouse" and relate the ability of the mouse to help the lion with the empowerment of children to make a difference....