Through a discussion of impulse spending and opportunity cost, students learn about the value of careful decisions and perseverance related to reaching goals.
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To involve the children in a project to help families who don’t have resources for a balanced nutritious diet. Heifer International will send an actual animal to a family with the money the children raise. The gift helps families be more self-sufficient. The class may buy one family a flock of...
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
Learners will describe water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable for consumers. They will describe philanthropic acts related to water which contribute to the common good and will research their local water sources, describing impairments that pollute water....
The purpose of this lesson is for learners to apply their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces in their community and propose alternative solutions.
The purpose of the lesson is to learn about the uses of water, the water cycle, and to discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. A further purpose is to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for the Common Good.
Unit: Air Today, Air Tomorrow
The learner will develop an awareness of organic/sustainable foods as an alternative, earth-friendly way to eat. This lesson encourages the learners to evaluate their choices when they and their families purchase food products. Students identify how organic/sustainable foods contribute to their...
Unit: Global Garbage
The purpose of this lesson is for the learners to experience putting to use, in their school and/or community, what they have learned about landscape design and gardening.