After comparing and contrasting entertainment and editorial cartoons, the learner uses cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. ...
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Unit: We the Kids - The Three Branches and Me
Unit: Urban EdVenture Course by the Westminster Schools
Community members share stories of experiences in philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: Road Less Traveled
In this lesson, participants read quotes and background on European Americans that exemplify their giving traditions. They listen and summarize passages, and then illustrate one person's view or experience and place the illustration and quote on a classroom...
Unit: A Voice for Children
Youth learn about basic human rights and discuss whether everyone deserves these rights. In addition, they reflect on examples of human kindness and collective action for the common good.
Unit: Sowing the Seeds of Community
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...
Unit: We Are Partners in the Work of Creation (Tikkun Olam) (Private-Religious)
This lesson will familiarize learners with a story of Creation from the Jewish mystical tradition. The story, based upon the Sefer Yetzirah, provides the foundation for the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world. Learners will begin to formulate a personal concept...
This lesson will introduce learners to a number of texts from classical and modern sources on the topic of how the work of tikun olam is to be performed. From these texts, the learners will derive rules for Jewish living and apply those rules, along with input from family members, to...
Unit: Friends Helping Friends to Prevent Bullying
Learners define bullying and describe what bullying behavior looks and feels like. In contrast, they experience the feelings of being helpful and nice to peers when they need it....
Unit: Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Learners will define the term tolerance and examine their reactions to given social situations that call for tolerance.
Learners will examine the ethical foundations of tolerance from the Torah and understand what it means in both the religious and social context.