Learners will sponsor Mix It Up Day, a national project to promote diversity within a school environment. Learners will experience roles as private citizens attempting to change behavior.
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Unit: Challenging Social Boundaries
From history we know that working in community (not on our own) is the best way to make change. Young people explore the work of nonprofits related to equity and social justice. ...
Unit: Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Learners will define the term tolerance and examine their reactions to given social situations that call for tolerance.
Unit: From Passion to Career: Leadership Paths
Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about...
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: Philanthropy and You
The purpose of this lesson is to examine the tradition of giving and sharing in Indigenous communities and to learn about philanthropy in other cultures.
Unit: Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Introduce the folksinger Woody Guthrie and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to get involved in their community. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the Earth....
Unit: Do Not Stand Idly By (Private-Religious)
This lesson guides youth to take take action with a group. They plan and carry out a tikkun olam project of their choosing to help the local community.
Unit: Teaching Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Through discussion of the book The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, we learn about tolerance and the value of diversity in community. ...
Unit: What Is a Youth Advisory Committee?
Read and compare a variety of literature to explore motivations and impact of young people taking action and helping others. We recognize that we all have time, treasures and/or talents to share.