Fifth Grade’s last ELA/Social Studies unit was Project Citizen, which asked kids to consider solutions to problems they were most concerned about. One group expressed concerned about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and spent the unit learning about it, as well as considering ways they could help.
The group decided that they wanted to have a bake sale in order to make donations of water to Syria via a group they learned about during their research called Hand to Hand for Syria. Even weeks after the unit was over, their commitment led to a bake sale that exceeded their goal of $200! They were able to raise $320! Way to go Vincent, Lina, Sophia, Zoe, and Sawyer!