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Philanthropy Education, Project Based Learning, and Service-Learning connect students' learning to service through projects of their design. Together we can prepare all students with knowledge and skills for lifelong engagement in civil society. 


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: 
    For Love of Country
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8
    This lesson describes the military's role in our country and highlights service to country as one of the most sacrificial forms of "voluntary action intended for the common good." 
    Focus question: What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society?
  • Unit: 
    Different! Diverse! Dynamic! (3-5)
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    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.

  • 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: 
    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: 
    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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