Children interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community.
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Unit: Civil War Philanthropy
We learn about the brave work of a Quaker, Laura Smith Haviland, who used her ties and talent to lead anti-slavery work before, during, and after the Civil War.
We learn about organizations that responded to needs and increased social awareness during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Unit: Cultural Competence
This activity explores the difference between anti-racism, which includes active steps away from injustice, and non-racism, which is a passive description.
Unit: Global Health: Food Around the World
Participants view pictures of families around the world with the food they eat in a week. Through awareness and discussion, they view cultural and regional differences. They discuss the health, cost, and distribution of food around the world.
Unit: Global Education: Equity
Youth explore the effects on themselves, the community, and the world if the government failed to provide U.S. children with an education.
Unit: Voting and the Common Good (10th Grade)
Learners examine the statistics of voter turnout in the Federal Elections and from these statistics the learners draw some comparative conclusions.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners identify the motivations of Jackie Robinson that fueled his courage in the face of criticism and hate. They discuss what could make some people do something difficult even when they are afraid.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)
Learners role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also in ways that do not support honesty. They discuss the value of rules or expectations for promoting the common good.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Some responsibilities are easy to follow while others require constant reminders. Which responsibilities are easy for you, and which ones are easy for your friends? In this lesson we explore the difference between people and types of responsibilities.