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Financial Literacy

As students begin to earn money, it is important that they develop budgeting skills in order to be fiscally responsible. This project allows students to consider their personal interactions with money and then create a budget for managing their money. Students will learn the value of the dollar and how to save for future expenses.

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  • Suggested Age Group: Teens, Adults
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  • Skill Level: Moderate

Healthy Living

The following lesson has been taken from the GenerationON curriculum called Be the Change. For a complete listing of curricula for all ages, please see www.childrenforchildren.org.

Students will learn about the elements of a balanced diet and will make and eat a healthy snack!

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  • Skill Level: Easy

Relight Guide

The following lesson has been taken from the GenerationON curriculum called Be the Change. For a complete listing of curricula for all ages, please see www.childrenforchildren.org.

RelightNY is empowering New York City’s youth to take a small step toward making a big change in our environment. Through education, action, and the Internet, they’re out to convince New Yorkers to make a simple switch: replace a standard light bulb with a newer, more energy-efficient CFL.

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Sweat for Nets Organizing Guide

The following lesson has been taken from the GenerationON curriculum called Be the Change. For a complete listing of curricula for all ages, please see www.childrenforchildren.org.

Sweat for Netse Organizing Guide is designed to help teachers, parents, coaches, and youth leaders plan and run a successful service project and fundraising activity focused on malaria awareness.

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Hurricane Katrina

The following lesson has been taken from the GenerationON curriculum called Be the Change. For a complete listing of curricula for all ages, please see www.childrenforchildren.org.

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  • Skill Level: Difficult

Seeds of Kindness

Everyone benefits from random acts of kindness! However, students may not even notice a random act of kindness, because often these acts are overlooked. This project encourages students to think about times when someone has been nice to them. Students then take those memories and create potted plants to be donated to the community. Students will gain a sense of accomplishment and new friendships within the community.

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  • Skill Level: Easy

Recycling Renovation

Recycling is an easy and a fun way to create impact on the world. Students often take an interest in recycling and finding ways to keep the environment clean. This project allows them to evaluate themselves as well as their school about what kind of recycling may already be taking place and what kind should take place.

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  • Skill Level: Moderate

Solar Powered Ovens

Students will learn how to protect the environment and create sustainable change by practicing better living habits. This project will teach participants about climate change and ways to reduce harmful pollutants. Participants will work together to create a solar powered oven to learn about the benefits of using alternative resources for energy.

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A Helping Hand for the Rainforest

Saving the rainforest is something that many children and adults are passionate about. Rainforests are full of rare life and plants. Every day miles of rainforests are cut down and removed forever. This project will allow students to learn more about rainforests, deforestation, and what students can do to make a difference. Students will create boxes that can be used in homes for recycling shopping bags.

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Lesson Plans on Organics and Food

An organic diet is free of these harmful pesticides and hormones that are commonly found in everything from dairy and meat to vegetables and fruit. To promote the use of organic products, Earth Day Network cosponsors the ongoing Go Organic! Campaign for Earth Day and has lesson plans and fun activities devoted to organics education.

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  • Skill Level: Moderate