Students identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
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Through persuasive writing, the learners will build awareness and invite action for change in their school, the community or the world about an issue of concern. Typical forms may include essays, editorials, feature articles, or speeches.
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
In response to the book, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students identify the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students relate philanthropy to positive treatment and respect for others and consider the effects of their own behavior on others.
The class spends three days exploring world hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the process of farm to table food production. This guides them toward their group projects.
This lesson will study the partnership between civic participation and good citizenship. It will provide an opportunity for learners to understand their roles as civic participants. Ultimately students will see that one person can make a difference. By influencing others to become involved, many...
In this lesson, students explore their personal responsibility to the community. They recognize that everyone has something to give, and that includes them. Students brainstorm local philanthropists and positive traits of their own communities. They assess local needs and make a plan to address...
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral, written and visual media as instruments of change. They make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the...
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay learners will describe responsibilities of American citizenship and determine the cost of freedom. They will determine whether philanthropic giving is a part of those costs.