Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
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Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
Students carry out a food simulation in which they discover that while there is enough food produced in the United States to feed everyone, access to food is not equal or fair. They investigate the issue of hunger locally and nationally and then plan a service project with the theme "What Will...
Students will interact with older citizens in order to make intergenerational connections in the community, discover the wealth of history around us, and develop pride in and a sense of connection to our community.
This lesson will emphasiz the important characteristcs under which a nonprofit organization operates. It will provide a hands-on opportunity for the formation of youth clubs, i.e., Reading Buddies within the walls of the school.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
This lesson introduces students to the concept of philanthropy. As a class, they brainstorm possible ideas for the word philanthropist. The students will learn that even young people can be philanthropists. The following lessons lead to students planning a fundraiser. ...
When life is at its most difficult and grief is great, a generous sacrifice can move the spirit toward life again. In these folktales, two Inuits face death with a truly generous spirit.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students identify the components and rationale behind the Constitution, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the community-building focus of the Constitution and how it relates personally to...