Students will learn basic terms and vocabulary related to the Great Depression. After listening to A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck, students will understand how small acts of philanthropy were possible, even during these difficult times. Students will identify acts of philanthropy and...
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Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
This lesson is intended to involve the learners in a recycling project prompted and stimulated by their research as well as the results from the surveys conducted in Lesson One. In addition, the learners will be challenged to motivate others and provide an opportunity for others to also...
Unit: Helping Refugees
In this two-part lesson, students view a film and read about the work of UNHCR with refugees. They complete a worksheet about protection of and support for refugees and then discuss the topics in a fishbowl-style discussion group.
In this lesson, the students carry out their service plan to promote a positive school climate, then reflect on its impact and demonstrate their service-learning process to an audience.
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Students will demonstrate the importance that public advocacy for the common good has in developing civic virtue and core democratic values by successfully writing a research- based persuasive essay.
Unit: Whose Job Is It?
Students write to pen pals in a different community and discuss ideas related to a service project. The pen pals plan and monitor a canned-good donation project.
Students will understand the importance of working together for the common good. They will create persuasive radio public service announcements about a philanthropic organization and its mission, and justify a personal choice about an organization they would like to support with...
Students examine their own eating habits, compare them to national health standards, and develop plans for improving them. Then they share their learning to promote a healthier community. Each student selects a single nutritional aspect to study and then creates an awareness poster about that...