Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
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This lesson emphasizes the importance of doing your share of the work. Students listen to a story that illustrates this point and contribute their effort in a cooperative baking project.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
Unit: Herstory in History
Unit: Save a Drop For Me
Learners will analyze what it takes to participate in a volunteer experience that benefits the community, select a project, participate in it, reflect on the experience and assess its benefits both for themselves and for the common good.
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The learners will understand the ways in which money can be utilized: Spend, Save, Invest, and Donate, and come to an understanding of the importance of sound financial planning so as to avoid unnecessary short falls, huge debt, and bad credit ratings.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.