Just-Us and Kindness: A Voice for Children (8th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

 

Photo Credit:  Palais De Justice by Wolfgang Staudt is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Through literature, students learn about violations to children’s rights. They also reflect on examples of human kindness and collective action for the common good (philanthropy).

Service Experience 
 Students volunteer to help local young children learn to read. Explore human rights violations to children around the world and take action to stop them.  Start a no-bullying campaign at a local elementary school.
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