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Raise the learners' awareness of responsible energy usage in their school. Learners propose ways to promote environmental stewardship of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Discuss concepts of public, private, and civic responsibility, and set the stage for explaining the project criteria. Students begin working in groups to discuss ideas for their projects.
Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will describe requirements for naturalized citizens and explain how rights given to citizens also require civic responsibility. They will analyze the words of the National Anthem and update it with a new verse that includes today’s concept of freedom.
Unit: Living In a Community
This lesson introduces the definition of a community and challenges students to explore the characteristics of their own community.
Photo credit: Woodward Downtown by Becky McCray is licensed under CC BY 2.0...
Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
Students listen and respond to a read-aloud book about making a shared space better. They walk around their neighborhood parks observing plants, use of space, and ways to make the shared space better. They problem-solve about things they can do and then interview and survey others to get ideas...
Unit: Saving the Monarch
This lesson will culminate with the learners raising money in order to buy milkweed plants or seeds to plant in a Monarch Butterfly garden. They will appreciate that caring for the environment and the plants and animals is good stewardship of the earth and the civic responsibility of everyone....