Communities come in many different configurations and may be defined by place or purpose. A family, which also comes in many different configurations, is a community that comes together in the same space and/or with the shared interest of caring for one another. The young people describe the...
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Unit: Our Playful Community
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
Learners determine different ways that they show caring. They write the things they care about in word webs related to "how" they care about each thing.
Unit: Resolving Conflict with Respect
In civil society, different people come together to form community. While differences may cause conflict, for the sake of the common good, we practice empathy and respect for others. We use literature to talk about how people from different perspectives see the same thing. We discuss how to...
Unit: Pitch In Philanthropic Puppet Project
Young people make puppets out of recycled materials. They use their creativity to come up with a movable puppet that represents a character in their puppet play.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 6)
Through a choice of prompts, the learners reflect on and express their understanding of being responsible.
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (6-8)
Students examine their personal healthy habits and their school (and neighborhood) environments to collect information about nutrition and fitness in the community. Students consider what changes they can make to the...
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
Learners discuss the courage and traits of a classic hero from literature or movies like the Avengers, Hunger Games, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings....
Learners reflect on the relationship between courage and fear, and identify the different character attributes that guide us when facing a challenge.
Unit: From Passion to Career: Leadership Paths
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: What Is a Youth Advisory Committee?
Using provided evaluation or reflection forms, share details about the service and its impact. A demonstration to an interested audience is a great way to show details of the need and service and celebrate relationships and impact. ...