United Way Civics Lessons

K-3 4-6 7-9 10-12
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The Giving Game (teacher resources)

Blue Sky Activity - Blue Sky is a visioning exercise that guides students in imagining a better world.

These League lesson plans combine service, learning, and friendly “coop-etition” with live, interactive events.

Giving and Me – Philanthropy activities, videos, raps, and songs that discuss what philanthropy is, helping the community and being a good citizen.

Community Club – Click on the picture of the worker to learn about their job.

 – Service project ideas (listed by grade) that are cross-referenced with language, science and social studies standards.

Community Involvement lesson plan #9 – “I Can Help”

Class Clean-Up – Students clean up a school area and write / draw about helping the community.

I’ll Lend a Hand
Art project that helps students understand how we need eachother.

Facts of Congress Television Segments (Civic Involvement Series) – 60 second video segments.

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Campus Beautification Project – suggested activities

Good Citizenship and Philanthropy - Students will explore ways in which working together is important in solving community problems.

Helping Hands - Addresses issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger using the books Beatrice's Goat and Give a Goat.

Creating Volunteers - Students will see themselves as volunteers through a series of activities.

These League lesson plans combine service, learning, and friendly   “coop-etition” with live, interactive events.

Mesa Service Learning: Elementary Projects – Service project ideas (listed by grade) that are cross-referenced with language, science, social studies standards.

We The People:
What Decision Would You Make?
– Making decisions about an imaginary community

 
Facts of Congress Television Segments (Civic Involvement Series) – 60 second video segments.

Civic Participation lesson plans, including a link to an e-learning module consisting of interactive learning activities.

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These League lesson plans combine service, learning, and friendly   “coop-etition” with live, interactive events.

Character Education: Caring - What role does caring play in relationships and life success?

Create a Community Video – Students work together to create a video and/or project about their community.
 
Facts of Congress Television Segments (Civic Involvement Series) – 60 second video segments.

Civic Participation lesson plans, including a link to an e-learning module consisting of interactive learning activities.

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These League lesson plans combine service, learning, and friendly   “coop-etition” with live, interactive events.

What Is My Civic Responsibility? – Addresses issues of civic engagement and considers ways in which students can be “part of the solution” rather than “part of the problem.”

Create a Community Video (pdf) – Students work together to create a video and/or project about their community.