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Unit: Cultural Competence
This activity explores the difference between anti-racism, which includes active steps away from injustice, and non-racism, which is a passive description.
Unit: Be the Change: Homelessness
The learners examine their preconceptions about homelessness and build understanding of people who are homeless.
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
The children tell stories about their family memories and the special “memory items” brought from home. (See Lesson One: Traveling Back in Time.) They meet their senior friend in person or through writing and share and compare memories. ...
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
The group uses a decision-making model to decide where to donate their collected money. They evaluate what is most important to them and list possible choices. Based on the decision-making process, the group comes to consensus on how to spend money earned together.
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter back to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist shares their motivations and feelings about their work, and compares and contrasts...
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....
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
The learners read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it relates to respect....
Children interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community....
Unit: Refugees: Finding a Place
Participants will view a video about a girl named Carly who is a refugee forced to leave her home. They will discuss the problems Carly faces in her journey to find a safe place to live, draw inferences as to why Carly had to flee from her home, discuss in what ways the groups Carly met showed a...