The purpose of this lesson is to give each learner an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of an endangered species (animal) of their own choosing. Each learner will "adopt" an endangered animal to research. They will then write and...
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Unit: Smiles Change the World
To introduce students to the need all people have for friendship and belonging. They will apply what they learn by working with a partner to create a page for a class "big book". The book will be given to another class to help them learn the importance of friendship and belonging and some...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
To review the idea of philanthropy through a Native American legend as people take action when a problem arises in their community.
The purpose of this lesson is to show and celebrate the completion of the video documentary. Sharing the documentary is an act of philanthropy as it teaches and inspires others about philanthropy in the community. Students also reflect and write about the service-...
Unit: How Did We Help?
This lesson will introduce the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the United States, both in the past and now. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, displays quotes that summarize his view on what he said and wrote. It will make connections to the common good through the ideas...
Unit: Buzzing is BEE-lieving
As students work as "insect investigators," they become more aware of their environment and become familiar with several insects and their unique characteristics. This activity is best used in spring or fall.
Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek...
Unit: Out of the Ashes of WWII
The purpose of this lesson is to integrate and apply the concepts identified, discussed, and evaluated in the first three lessons of this unit to a local community service project that will promote the common good....