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Unit: Protect Your Melon
Students view a video about a girl named Carly who is forced to leave her home. They define the term refugee and discuss the problems Carly faces in her travels to find a safe place to live. The students examine the reasons refugees must leave their homes.
To share stories of experiences in philanthropy with community members.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: Our Land
This lesson explores the difference volunteers make in our world. The children recognize that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
This culminating activity gives students an opportunity to share their new knowledge with others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together nothing is impossible.
Motivated by the song "This Land is Your Land," learners locate areas on a U.S. map and discuss the definitions of community, philanthropy, and volunteer. They picture themselves as volunteers, helping others.
Learners demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the importance of the Great Lakes, their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.
Unit: Bridges for All
Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War....