Learners will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the stories, Leo, the Late Bloomer and Thank You, Mr. Falker. Learners will examine differences in rate of student development and employ the themes of philanthropy to develop tolerance and respect.
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Community members share stories of experiences in philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Students will reflect on their service project, and its impact on them and the community. They will determine the best presentation method(s) to use (may include presentation software, poster, rap, video, skit, podcast, etc.) in creating a class presentation that demonstrates the project's...
The students compare and contrast the stories of refugees from different conflicts and times. They identify features and events in the refugees' lives, and form questions to guide discussion.
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Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will recognize the importance of taking action in defense of core democratic values. They will identify philanthropic acts and describe their importance to the common good.
Students will define philanthropy and recognize philanthropic activities. Students will identify examples of philanthropy in literature.
The students experience a simulation demonstrating unequal treatment and discuss justice and fairness. Students will reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of equality and his actions as a philanthropist.
Students learn effective techniques and complete prewriting activities for writing a persuasive essay. As a culmination of the unit, students choose one of the three styles of writing--news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay--to write, edit, and publish about their experience with...
To discuss the wisdom of giving and receiving gifts. What makes a gift or giver wise or foolish? How should you decide what you should give?
Students listen and respond to a read-aloud book about making a shared space better. They walk around their neighborhood parks observing plants, use of space, and ways to make the shared space better. They problem-solve about things they can do and then interview and survey others to get ideas...