We examine the Core Values of American Democracy and discuss their importance and where we are exposed to them and practice them throughout life.
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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....
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The learners will understand the ways in which money can be utilized: Spend, Save, Invest, and Donate, and come to an understanding of the importance of sound financial planning so as to avoid unnecessary short falls, huge debt, and bad credit ratings.
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...
Students learn about the characteristics of an effective personal narrative and compare those to a news article. They do prewriting activities and practice writing details to show rather than tell about an experience.
Students engage in a variety of activities that teach the value of budgeting and fundraising. They will investigate the concept of enlightened self-interest and how that correlates to good time and money management and civic engagement....
Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others....
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
Unit: Lunchroom Recycling Plan
Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on a one-day lunchroom waste audit.
Adapt this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project for Earth Day. The reflection...