We examine the authority to act, whether the authority comes from self or government. This lesson looks at our rights and responsibilites in the founding documents of our country. We discuss the purposes of the Constitution, Preamble to the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights....
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Unit: What Does It Take?
Students will become aware of current issues in politics as well as the points of view of the candidates in regard to civic virtue and the creation of a civil society.
Students learn about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Students discuss the issue and motivations for giving for the common good. Through discussion and brainstorming, students establish things they can do personally and as a team to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A lesson to help students consider the benefits when an individual chooses to do philanthropic acts and to engage in critical thinking and constructive conversation regarding opposing views....
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
Youth utilize the persuasive power of oral, written and visual media as instruments of change. They make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the bystander to...
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
Students visit a local preschool or retirement facility of their choosing to read aloud a book they wrote and illustrated about generous giving. They share a drumming experience and give the drums and books as gifts. When they return to class, they reflect on the impact the experience had on...
Unit: Growing a Citizen
The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the religious tradition of giving and its impact on the exercise of responsible citizenship. With this multiple perspective, students will define the basis for their own responsible civic behavior.
The learners identify their own and others' motivations for giving and social action in the community. They promote giving and social action through persuasive writing.