Prior to this lesson, the learners will have studied racial intolerance from a historical perspective and have researched and reported on contemporary examples of social injustice/needs. In this lesson, the learners will put their knowledge and understanding into action by ...
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The purpose of this lesson is to help students examine the local needs of their community and to put a plan of action into place to help address those needs.
In times of economic difficulties, people often look to the Federal Government to solve their problems. Learners will compare two presidents and view how they saw the role of the Federal Government in times of difficulty. They will also see that both presidents felt there was a need for...
Unit: Raising Resources
Students work as a group to create a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the viability of taking courageous action in a specific difficult situation.
Unit: All for One
In this lesson, learners will research and evaluate both personal and community strategies for creating a more respectful, inclusive school community, and present recommendations to the school board and administration. Learners will also examine the role of language in fostering inclusion and...
Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will identify causes that they care about and use writing as a tool to make a difference, using the persuasive writing techniques that they identified in previous lessons, by either writing to a lawmaker or a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
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...
Learners will analyze the importance of allowing all citizens the opportunity to contribute to the common good and will identify needs and resources to set up and maintain a service learning project.