Students will gain an understanding of philanthropy and the issue of hunger. They form a connection with and visit a local nonprofit organization, such as a soup kitchen. They use song, literature, measurement, maps, and art in their exploration of community service.
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Students read the story Seedfolks and participate in discussions and activities centering around the characters' actions that lead to the creation of community.
Students explore philanthropic themes in the story of Spider-Man and other comics.
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.
The purpose of this unit is to provide practical insight into the dilemmas of creation, an examination of theoretical social areas needing improvement and presenting solutions in those areas utilizing tikkun olam.
Learners will examine the rights and responsibilities inherent in our democratic system of government by studying historical documents and the words of some famous American leaders. They will discuss the meaning of civic virtue and decide on their own role as responsible citizens.
Learners study plants that reproduce through corms, rhizomes and bulbs. They describe the positive effect that flowers have on people and analyze motivations for giving time, talent and treasure.
Students research the work of historical figures who have influenced society through their philanthropic actions, especially working for the principles of justice, tolerance, and equality to promote civil society.