Infuse giving into academics

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1,700 lessons to inspire and equip K-12 students to use their hearts and minds to impact their world and themselves

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1,700 lessons to inspire and equip K-12 students to use their hearts and minds to impact their world and themselves

You don’t have to adopt a new curriculum. Simply replace one of your current lessons with a standards-aligned lesson infused with philanthropy. Come back again to find lessons about civil society, giving time and talent, issues kids care about, justice, and stewardship.  

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  • Unit: 
    Can You Lend Me a Hand? (Kindergarten)
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    Students will listen and respond to the story of The Little Red Hen. They identify personal actions that make a community stronger and better for all.

  • Unit: 
    Launching Your Ship with Citizenship: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    The learners will review the fundamental democratic principles and beliefs of American democracy that unite a nation and promote the common good. They will look to their own school to apply them as a basis of positive character traits and philanthropic actions.

     

  • Unit: 
    Best Day Ever!
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Students look at how they typically spend a free day and see what that same free day would look like when it is infused with philanthropy. Students plan a free day, substituting their usual routine with activities that give back.

  • Unit: 
    Call to Action: Intro. to Philanthropy
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Inspired by stories of service, students gain understanding of philanthropy concepts and actions. They brainstorm acts of kindness and determine how they will contribute to the common good.

  • Unit: 
    Our Philanthropic Tradition: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (5th)
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.

  • Unit: 
    Living In a Community
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    This lesson introduces the definition of a community and challenges students to explore the characteristics of their own community.

  • Unit: 
    How Did We Help?
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    This lesson introduces the Mayflower Compact. This brief agreement was the first document of its kind designed to bring a community together to focus on the common good. This may be a model for a classroom agreement written by the students.

  • Unit: 
    Bullying Prevention Plan
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    Students define bullying and observe and describe some of the consequences to victims, bystanders, and the whole community. Students recognize that bullying behavior is a civil rights issue that must be addressed for their community to be fair and safe for all. They create a s

  • Unit: 
    Caring About the Community
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    A Chair for My Mother is the context for discussions about wants and needs.  Students will also recognize how and why families and communities help each other in times of tragedy.

  • Grade Levels: 
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12

    In this two-session lesson, students are introduced to the VING video project. They have the opportunity to create a brief video as an application to award someone they admire $1,000 as a needed boost.

  • Unit: 
    Comics and Cartoons of a Civil Society (10th Grade)
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    Learners gain awareness of the attributes of justice, kindness, peace and tolerance in a civil society as they search for examples in political cartoons and newspaper comic strips.

  • Unit: 
    Sharing and Caring Across Generations
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    Through multiple visits to a retirement home, or by inviting seniors to visit the classroom, students will learn effective communication, sensitivity to people of different generations and shared experiences while sharing ideas about the common good and stewardship.

  • Unit: 
    Citizenship
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    Throughout history America has been seen as a land of freedom and opportunity. This lesson will explore the history of why and how people came to America.

  • Unit: 
    Our Constitutional Connection
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    Literature and art will be used to describe how the Constitutional Convention resulted in the writing of a new Constitution for the United States. Students will use Articles I, II and III to describe how the federal government is constructed and the work of the three branches of government.

  • Unit: 
    Power of One—Everyday Heroes for the Common Good (The)
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Students will discover senior citizens in history who were heroes. They will then see how senior citizens can be considered everyday heroes in the community and will determine what kinds of everyday heroes make a difference in the lives of seniors.

  • Unit: 
    Communities in Crisis (6-8)
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Learners will construct a questionnaire as a needs assessment tool to determine the roles of senior citizens in their community during World War II. Learners will interview the seniors at a local seniors' residence to obtain primary source information.

  • Unit: 
    Philanthropy—Essential to a Democratic Society
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    Students will use national and state documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers # 10, state constitution) to find support for philanthropy.

  • Unit: 
    We the People... Project
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    Students compare the actions of early leaders to their own responsibility to be civically responsible. This discussion and writing activity helps students clarify the citizen's role in philanthropy as voluntary action for common good.

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