Learners reflect in writing about how they can use their personal resources and interests to make a difference in someone's life.
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Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Unit: Power and Race in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Readers examine the lasting effects of power, privilege, and discrimination on communities.
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 6)
Learners listen to different statements of "the right thing to do" and determine the source of the value or judgment. ...
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
In this lesson, learners discuss different types of lies and rate them in their severity and damage to others.
Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will summarize the words of Rachel Carson and describe the impact one woman writer had on the world and our environment by reading Part I of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Al Gore's 1994 introduction to the latest printing of the book....
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
In this lesson, learners explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today and...
Unit: We ARE the Government
Learners read and reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read quotes from Founding Fathers and relate them to philanthropy and civic engagement....