Participants explore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s thoughts about serving and taking action. They give examples of service and social action by one person that can change the world.
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Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Based on the results of the survey, the students determine the top five character traits that need improvement in the school. They design a service plan and make mascots using the engineering design method. The mascots act as advocates for improvement in school climate. This lesson focuses...
Students explore the issue of education as a right that not everyone has access to. Students plan and complete a service project to help expand access to education around the world.
Unit: My Healthy Plate
This lesson introduces children to the reality of childhood hunger in their region. Students learn the difference between companies that are for profit and nonprofit and the types of work they do. Students also identify wants and needs.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral, written and visual media as instruments of change. They make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the bystander to...
Learners define philanthropy and explore why it is important for citizens (including middle schoolers) to take action to improve the community. In this first lesson introducing the Project Based Learning process, learners investigate the concept of food security in the U.S. and start...
Unit: Our Land
This culminating activity gives youth an opportunity to teach about our land to others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together they can make something better....
Students describe the characteristics of someone who helps their community and relate those qualities to the definition of philanthropy. They research individuals or organizations in their community who do voluntary or philanthropic work and send them thank-you letters or invitations to a...
Through four folktales from different parts of the world and wisdom traditions, learners explore how to make decisions in difficult situations. They define discernment and wisdom and give examples of each in real-life situations.