The youth read the book Seedfolks and discuss the diverse characters and their individual contributions to a community garden. While learning about the thirteen individuals in the story, they identify their character, heritage, motivations, and contributions to nourishing...
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Unit: Sowing the Seeds of Community
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners brainstorm universal obstacles to completing tasks and meeting goals.
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Wealth may be measured in something other than money. We may feel wealthy if we have a loving family or good health. Community wealth may be in relationships, respectful leaders, and good places to visit. ...
This lesson introduces the type of folklore known as folktales. Young people identify the traits of folklore found in cultures across the world, including the common theme of "philanthropic giving."
The featured folktales explore themes of helping people make judgments of integrity in different situations.
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Children listen to and respond to stories about the value of a home and the difficulties of not having a home. They make painted rocks or other comfort items and give them to a friend or donate them to a local shelter.
Unit: Our Constitutional Connection
Participants define philanthropy as givng time, talent or treasure and taking action for the common good. They identify philanthropy in a read-aloud story and the regional news....
Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
The learners read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it relates to respect....
Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Young people explore the impact of their own actions on their environment and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an environmental steward.