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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: 
    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: 
    Drumming from the Heart
    Grades 
    K
    1
    2

    The purpose of this lesson is to have students identify the shared gifts in the folktale, "The Drum" and determine their relative value. The students brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to others.

  • Unit: 
    Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart
    Grades 
    6
    7
    8

    Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification.

  • Unit: 
    Powerful Words Can Warm the Heart
    Grades 
    3
    4
    5

    The purpose of this lesson is to show that artists are a valuable part of a community and to explore how they contribute to the public good.

  • 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: 
    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: 
    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: 
    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: 
    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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