Explore the local community to identify nonprofit services available. They compare these to the services of business and government to understand the different sectors. They investigate motivations for nonprofits and individual giving.
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Students will reflect on their service project, and its impact on them and the community. They will determine the best presentation method(s) to use (may include presentation software, poster, rap, video, skit, podcast, etc.) in creating a class presentation that demonstrates the project's...
Unit: Pollution Solutions
Learners recognize water as a scarce natural resource that is often polluted and made unusable. They research local water sources, describe issues that pollute water, and brainstorm solutions.
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.
Through a discussion of impulse spending and opportunity cost, students learn about the value of careful decisions and perseverance related to reaching goals.
The purpose of this unit is to learn the term “reduce” as it pertains to trash and the environment. They will do this by hearing the story, The Wartville Wizard. Learners will brainstorm ways that they can reduce trash and why it is important. They will also review what the term...
In this lesson, students examine their typical diet for 24 hours. They analyze the nutritional content and discuss why diets differ by culture, region, and economics.
Students assess their personal diets and view pictures of families around the world with the food they eat in a week. Through awareness and discussion, they view cultural and regional differences. They discuss the health, cost, and distribution of food around the world.
Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about...
Unit: Impact of Giving
In this one period lesson, learners discuss hunger and learn about nonprofits in the community. Students respond to literature and reflect on ways people give and take action. As a service project, they raise awareness of the issue or of giving opportunities.