In response to reading The Lorax, participants identify what trees give to us and all sectors of society. In response, we identify our personal responsibility for caring for trees.
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Unit: Growing Our Future
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 bystander to...
Unit: The Power of Children
Students are introduced to philanthropy and service-learning. They learn about different needs in the community and community organizations that address these needs. Students are introduced to the full scope of the Project Based Learning (PBL) project. They establish the "Knows...
To help students see music as an art form that identifies social injustice, advocates for change, and proclaims hope on behalf of the forgotten.
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students work in small groups to research and present a step-by-step plan to take action to prevent bullying behavior at school. They share their presentations and then select one plan to carry out.
"Freedom songs" were an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. Through music we explore the important figures in the Civil Rights Movement and their contribution to the common good....
The purpose of this lesson is to emphasize to students that there are many types of people in the world, and we must be tolerant of everyone’s uniqueness.
Students identify the message communicated in the visual image of a poster. Then student groups create a skit with a small group that communicates the same message in a different format. The groups write, practice and perform their skits. Then the class comments on the...
Unit: Global Garbage
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce learners to concepts related to trash removal, as well as to evaluate statistics regarding the production and removal of trash products.
Learners will research how colonial organizations, which developed in the nonprofit/ independent sector, have transformed themselves over time to continue to provide for the common good.