curriculum is designed for grades 5-12.
are seven units including the introduction and conclusion.
We encourage you to follow the order of lessons listed:
unit has four sections.
The first section is an explanation of the topic. Please share
this information with your students by reading it with the class
and asking the questions that follow.
The second section is the activity. The activities can be done
in the classroom. They are designed to get students to begin
thinking about the topic as it relates to themselves and others.
We feel that the activity portion of the unit is the most important
part. The activities are designed to take about 20 minutes of
classroom time. Please review the activities and make any changes
you feel might be necessary for your individual classroom.
The next section of each unit is a community service activity.
These activities can either be done as a class, or perhaps you might want
to encourage students to do them on their own or with their family.
We feel that involving the students in the community is an integral
part of their understanding of the issues.
The last section of each unit includes internet sites that offer
solutions to the topic or examples of programs and services that
are helping people around the world. Have your students visit these
sites or print them and pass them out to the class.