Through the integration of the arts, the learners will develop an understanding of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Students are challenged to apply the principles to their everyday lives in a way that enhances the communities to which they belong.
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Unit: You Light up My Life
The purpose of this lesson is to increase the learners’ knowledge of various types of renewable energy. The learners will research those resources and develop a plan for an area to implement its energy stewardship.
This lesson explores how electricity is created, used, measured, and conserved. Through the use of data collection tables, students measure and analyze their families' electrical energy consumption. Students learn about the various renewable and non-renewable resources available to produce...
Raise the learners' awareness of responsible energy usage in their school. Learners propose ways to promote environmental stewardship of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Unit: Global Garbage
In this lesson the students prepare for their visit to the retirement home. First the students create and use a personal timeline and questionnaire to write their autobiographies to be used as the author page in the Living History Book. The class will work together to come up with questions to...
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...
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.