Learners define respect first without any input from the teacher or class discussion. Then as a group, they discuss the meaning of respect and differentiate it and contrast it with disrespectful behavior to self and others.
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Unit: What Respect Means to Me
Unit: Affirmative Action
In this lesson, learners examine Affirmative Action programs in the workplace and begin to explore the concept of "reverse discrimination," using Internet sources and the attached study guides.
Learners explore what it means to demonstrate civic virtues of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance as responsible citizens. The students write a goal to practice one of the virtues.
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Students will listen to a story and then act it out together. They identify the themes of community, caring and sharing and describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good. They describe how the characters' experiences are alike and different from their own experiences....
Learners recognize hunger as a global community issue and the role of the four sectors of society in solving problems of hunger in the community. They will be challenged to apply their own time, talent and treasure to address the issue of local hunger.
Learners will research leaders of minority groups who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the core democratic values that each leader focused on, and present the information in a creative manner to the other...
Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They look for examples in the media and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and the world. ...
Unit: Philanthropy in Action
The students use clay to create functional forms for everyday use. They plan a fundraiser at which they sell their pottery. The money raised is donated to the soup kitchen they visited earlier in the unit....
Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."