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Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
Learners will describe the importance of Core Democratic Values in a democratic government and analyze the way they support philanthropy.
Students will identify their civic responsibility to their community by creating their own Microsoft PowerPoint (or similar presentation software) slide show depicting their past, present and future actions.
Unit: Phil's Garden of Good
The students will analyze the characteristics of a volunteer. With the help of volunteers, the learners will make note cards and transplant their flowers into their decorated pots. These items will be distributed later to senior citizens.
Unit: Growing Our Future
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.
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.
The purpose of this lesson is to have learners name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community utilizing the Idealist.org web site. Learners will categorize nonprofits and describe how they help or enhance the community....