Students learn that disabilities can be overcome with adaptations. We're all the same in one basic way: We all want other people to understand us. Students learn about needs of students in their school or community and take a step toward removing barriers. They use the persuasive power of...
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Unit: No Boundaries
Discuss concepts of public, private, and civic responsibility, and set the stage for explaining the project criteria. Students begin working in groups to discuss ideas for their projects.
Unit: Our Land
Motivated by the song "This Land is Your Land," learners locate areas on a U.S. map and discuss the definitions of community, philanthropy, and volunteer. They picture themselves as volunteers, helping others.
Unit: Saving the Monarch
This lesson will culminate with the learners raising money in order to buy milkweed plants or seeds to plant in a Monarch Butterfly garden. They will appreciate that caring for the environment and the plants and animals is good stewardship of the earth and the civic responsibility of everyone....
Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned. ...
Unit: Souperservice Kids
This lesson introduces learners to opportunities to respond to a natural disaster. The lesson will introduce vocabulary terms spend, save, and donate. The students learn the definition of philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure, and taking action for the common...
Unit: We ARE the Government
In this lesson, learners reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read and report about concepts such as civic responsibility, patriotism, right to petition, and philanthropy.
This lesson introduces learners to opportunities to respond to a natural disaster. The lesson will introduce vocabulary terms spend, save, and donate. The students learn the definition of philanthropy (giving time, talent, and treasure, and taking action for the...