Learners will discuss important writings in the American philanthropic tradition.
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It would seem that contradictions abound in the Bible! Finding interpretations that allow these contradicting texts to coexist is both a traditional religious concern and a contemporary dynamic enterprise. It is also a pursuit that will determine how one comes to understand the role of Biblical...
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
Based on the telling of Runaway Rice Cake (The), the class writes an innovation from a different perspective. The moral of the story is that when the character gives generously and from the heart, the giver is also rewarded in some way.
Unit: Cultural Competence
We define culture and explore the cultural traits of individuals and the group collectively.
In this lesson, we broaden our awareness of different cultures and how they celebrate holidays. An optional service project includes writing letters to request diverse holidays be added to the community calendar, if they aren't already observed.
A concept known in Hebrew as tikkun olam practices the idea that everyone must play a role in perfecting the world. Modeling the concept of tikkun olam as a collaborative effort helps youth understand that they can shape their surroundings....
Unit: Community Impact
Students explore the choices they have and the influences that make up their identity. They choose a method of presentation to share a representation of their identities and how their identities contribute to the common good.
Through this activity participants become aware of their own privileges, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today.
In this lesson, students identify personal qualities that are a result of their culture, experience, and genetics that make them similar to and different from others. Through active participation and response to an audio recording, they learn that rethinking first impressions about people can...