Learners will have an opportunity to investigate the multi-faceted concern of air pollution. While researching individually, learners will then share findings to broaden their knowledge base and clarify problems for concern. The learners will also analyze perspectives of involved groups who are...
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Students prove that they are not too young to volunteer services that help others. They brainstorm ways they can be of service at school and home. Students identify times they do not need to ask permission to act philanthropically.
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to explore the Native-American traditional beliefs of Mother Earth through contemporary Native American writers and to express this concept through Haiku and visual art.
Unit: Watch Me Grow
The students respond to a story in which a child inspires her neighborhood to improve a vacant lot. The students recognize that they can have a positive impact on others. The class decides on a philanthropic project related to the literature that will benefit the school or larger community.
Students are introduced to the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa and make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Unit: Pet Care and Safety
This lesson encourages children to think about animals and animal welfare, particularly as it applies to pets. It will help them understand that animals need and want many of the basic things that humans need and want, and how humans can help provide those things for...
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students explore the roles of bees in a hive and as pollinators. They learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. The design a project to help beautify their school and help the larger environment by attracting bees. They may write a letter or...
Unit: Living In a Community
The students select a community service learning project based on interests and abilities, and school/community needs. They plan and carry out the project.
The purpose of the lesson is to help learners understand the importance of watersheds and ways in which they can reduce water pollution in their watershed. ...
This lesson will help students understand why people donate money to organizations and why organizations need money to help others. Learners will solicit pledges (may be money or goods) from family member in exchange for a certain number of minutes reading.