Global Peace and Local Legacies

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 


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Unit Overview 

Youth learn about the Nobel Peace Prize and analyze how the choices made by Nobel Peace Prize recipients led to improvement in the common good. Young people examine family, school, and local community for individuals or organizations that positively impact the common good and leave a legacy. They show appreciation for selected individuals. 

Service Experience 
Inspired by Alfred Nobel’s generosity and the perpetuity of his fortune, youth identify individuals and/or groups within the family, school or local community who have positively impacted the common good. They write a thank you note or find another way to recognize these selected individuals/organizations and the causes for which they are passionate.
Lessons in This Unit 
Global Peace and Local Legacies
Lesson 3 of 3

With the Nobel Peace Prize as an example of an award given for improvements to the common good, the young people list descriptors of people and organizations in their community or families who exhibit generosity and promote peace in some form.