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On #GivingTuesday #Teach1 Lesson about Giving

On #GivingTuesday #Teach1 Lesson about Giving

We love stories of ordinary young people impacting their communities and themselves when they share their gifts of time and talent for the common good. Together we can teach this giving lifestyle in our schools. Learning to Give is asking that every classroom participate in the second biggest giving day of the year by teaching one FREE Learning to Give lesson.

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  • 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: 
    Refugees and Human Rights
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    This lesson focuses on the language of human rights. Learners examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyze the rights from a personal perspective. They discuss how well they perceive that the rights are enforced.

  • Unit: 
    We ARE the Government
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    In this lesson, learners read primary documents that illustrate the motivations of the founding fathers of the United States.

  • 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: 
    Philanthropy in History
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    Students will study the lives of those who contributed to the advancement of democracy or the common good.

  • 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.

  • 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: 
    Watershed S.O.S. (Saving Our Sources)
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    The purpose of the lesson is to learn about the uses of water, the water cycle, and to discuss the importance of water as a finite resource.  A further purpose is to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for 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: 
    Giving from the Heart
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    Through performing a short play based on the book Quiltmaker’s Gift, the students will understand the idea of using the Arts to do something for the common good.

  • Unit: 
    Disaster Relief - You Can Count On Me! (3-5)
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    This lesson introduces learners to opportunities to respond to a natural disaster. The lesson will introduce vocabulary terms spend, save, and donate.

  • 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. 

Over 1,700 K-12 lesson plans to inspire and equip students who use their hearts and minds to impact their 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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