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.
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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Learners will examine the rights and responsibilities inherent in our democratic system of government by studying historical documents and the words of some famous American leaders.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.
This lesson investigates and analyzes stereotyping in society and asks the learners to brainstorm ways that they can help diminish stereotyping in schools and communities.
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by Luana G. Nissan
Philanthropy Education and Research Consultant