In this lesson students will explore and analyze values associated with civic engagement as seen in local and national media.
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Unit: Growing a Citizen
To help students realize the ways that writing has served as a historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
The learners will read several folktales related to forgiveness, investigate how compassion is interrelated with forgiveness, and describe challenges to real forgiveness.
All cultures have rules regarding hospitality. In many folktales travelers and those without shelter and food place demands on others for assistance. They sometimes test the limits of hospitality. Learners will define hospitality and discuss its requirements.
Students learn of the life and actions taken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote civil rights. Students give examples of Dr. King acting as a philanthropist, encouraging the children to think of...
This lesson investigates and analyzes stereotyping in society and asks the learners to brainstorm ways that they can help diminish stereotyping in schools and communities.
Unit: Grow Involved 3-5
Students listen and respond to a nonfiction literature book The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. They discuss serving others and working for the good of the community. Students create book covers and donate them to a community organization.
Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?...