Philanthropy Education, Project Based Learning (PBL), and Service-Learning connect meaningfully to bring our students to the center of their learning as empowered learners who are engaged in their community and world.
In this guest blog, three avenues of learning are integrated to understand how to help our students become strong and philanthropic citizens with knowledge and skills for lifelong engagement in civil society.
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.
The students will use their knowledge of philanthropy and poetic conventions to write original poetry about philanthropic giving.
How can our positive and negative behaviors affect others who we perceive as different from us? Through reflection on the story Thank You, Mr. Falker, students explore empathy and respect for diversity of people and talents.
The learners will view works of art that advocate for social change. They will recognize that art can influence social change. The learners will select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of philanthropy. As a class, they brainstorm possible ideas for the word philanthropist. The students will learn that even young people can be philanthropists.
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.
Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They look for examples in the media and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and the world.