Be the Change: Violence

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

How does bullying or violent behavior affect the school or community and what is each person's responsibility to address it? 

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Unit Overview 

Students define violence and its causes through discussion and research. They consider ways in which they can be peaceful within a violent community and advocate for peace.

Collaboration with generationOn

Service Experience 
 Students visit a nonprofit organization in the community that helps victims of violence or promotes peace through constructive activities. They volunteer their time to address the needs of the organization.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Be the Change: Violence
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will form a collaborative definition of violence and its causes through discussion and research. They will evaluate the state of social capital of their own community, taking into consideration a variety of factors that contribute to violence or peace.