Be the Change: Life Skills

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Mathematics
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Kindness
Focus Question 

What choices and control do we have that influence the amount of time and money we have available?  

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Unit Overview 

The students engage in activities to help them examine time management and study skills. They learn the value and skills of budgeting and fundraising. They have the option to plan and implement a fundraising project for a nonprofit organization of their choice.

Collaboration with generationOn

Service Experience 
Contact a local elementary or middle school and teach study skills to younger students. Students plan and implement one of their fundraising ideas, using their newly acquired time and money management skills. Encourage students to consider donating the funds raised to a cause in one of the communities to which they belong. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Be the Change: Life Skills
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The students will engage in activities to examine how they make use of their time, make an action plan, and create a to-do list to improve upon their own time management.

Unit: 
Be the Change: Life Skills
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The students will build upon what they learned about time management and develop a set of study skills that will help them to learn, truly understand, and recall material. They will learn a strategy for test taking that will serve them well on exams that require responding to questions relating to text.

Unit: 
Be the Change: Life Skills
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students engage in a variety of activities that teach the value of budgeting and fundraising. They will investigate the concept of enlightened self-interest and how that correlates to good time and money management and civic engagement.