Through pictures, provocative questions, group discussion, and video, students explore what a refugee is, what his or her life is like, and how people can help them feel welcome and get the tools they need to survive in a new home.
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The purpose of this lesson is for learners to explore the relationship between population density, land development, transportation, environment, hydrologic cycle, temperature, water and soil degradation, deforestation and impervious surfaces.
Unit: Welcome to Middle School
In this lesson the students reflect on the power of volunteerism and gain some perspective on the immense impact volunteers make on our economy and society. They will determine what they contribute to their school community.
This lesson will introduce the basic personal finance terms spend, save, invest and donate in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The important economic concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost, plus the concepts of philanthropy and common good, will be taught...
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
Students learn facts about water availability in the world and compare water resources. Through a hands-on activity, they explore the concept of water contaminants. They discuss the importance of protecting the water supply and conserving water. They examine their own water footprint (water...
The learners will analyze what it means to be hungry, why people are hungry around the world, and what they can do. They define vocabulary, explore some statistics through a simulation, and come to a consensus on an organization to partner with for a fundraising project.
Unit: Cultural Competence
Unit: One Person's Trash
The purpose of this lesson is have the learners plan and set up an Art Exhibit and Auction to create an awareness of the problems associated with waste disposal within their community, and raise funds to contribute to a locally identified non-profit organization that promotes recycling efforts/...
Unit: The Power of Children
Students brainstorm the elements that make an effective service-learning project. They discuss the important elements and take responsibility for making sure these are carried out in the final project. They review the rubric and discuss expectations for a presentation of a service-learning...