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Flint may not be near your home, but issues of water quality and environmental justice impact all communities. Teach one of these water lessons, do a related service project, and apply for a mini-grant to cover the cost of transportation, science equipment, books, or project supplies.

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  • Unit: 
    Be the Change: Environment
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    Students learn facts about water availability in the world and compare water resources. Through a hands-on activity, they explore the concept of water contaminants. They discuss the importance of protecting the water supply and conserving water.

  • Unit: 
    Environment: Sustaining Our World (6-8)
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    The learners experiment with a natural water filtration process. They review the water cycle and come to an understanding about the need to sustain the quality of the world's water for the common good. 

  • Unit: 
    Justice and Kindness Play a Part (8th Grade)
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Raise students' awareness of the importance of advocating for justice and kindness. The learners explore ways they can play a role in bringing about a positive change in their school, community, and world.

  • Unit: 
    Stand and Deliver for Justice and Diversity (10th Grade)
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12
    Learners explore and share their attitudes about diversity and issues of justice and kindness. The learners brainstorm ways that they can promote the common good by working to eliminate stereotyping, intolerance, discrimination, and prejudice.
  • Unit: 
    Water Makes Our World Go 'Round
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    Learners will use what they have learned in previous lessons to summarize why water conservation is essential, how it is an example of Environmental Stewardship and what they can do to make others more aware.
     

  • Unit: 
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior - His Life, His Legacy
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    In this lesson, students recognize that they are united with Martin Luther King, Jr. by shared hopes for a world united in fairness. Students illustrate themselves giving time, talent or treasure for the common good.

  • Unit: 
    Rivers for the Common Good
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    The purpose of the lesson is to show learners how the water cycle functions. The learners will also learn about what effects improper waste disposal and water pollution have on the water cycle.

  • Unit: 
    Let's Make Lemonade
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    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.

  • 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: 
    Citizenship
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    The Bill of Rights consists of ten amendments to the Constitution. It spells out rights for all United States citizens. The language in the Bill of Rights is difficult for primary students, so this lesson introduces some simple rights and expectations of all Americans. 

  • Unit: 
    Art as Advocacy
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    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.

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

    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. 

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You don’t have to adopt a new curriculum or learn a complicated strategy. Replace one of your current lessons with a standards-aligned lesson from this rich treasury. Come back again and again to teach about generosity, philanthropic history, issues kids care about, and roles of citizenship.  

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Teaching Learning to Give lessons has been shown to impact students' philanthropic knowledge and attitudes. Philanthropy themes are taught in the context of academics you already teach. “Learning to Give helps me make a positive impact on my students and guide them to realize just how important they are and the difference they can make.”  — a Learning to Give teacher

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