March Events and Teaching Resources

March Events and Lesson Plans

Explore March events to spark teachable Moments of Service. See lessons and resources below to connect students' academic and civic life related to these calendar events:

  • March Is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • World Water Day (March 22)

Literacy and Literature

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Literacy and Literature

Help students understand the importance of literacy with Learning to Give lessons. Reading and reflection offer an opportunity to explore universal themes of kindness and the common good. Put on a philanthropy education lens as you read and discuss with students:

  1. motivations of the characters
  2. how characters' actions impact the greater community
  3. themes and instances of the struggle between self-interest and common good

View this toolkit of lesson plans, project ideas, and background information related to literacy.

Women in Philanthropy

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Women in Philanthropy

Learn from the courage, passion, and conviction of women philanthropists to inspire and motivate your students to serve. Multi-disciplinary lessons focus on women's philanthropy in history.  View a 9-minute video about Women in Philanthropy.

Clean Water, Watersheds, and Water Cycle

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Clean Water, Watersheds, and Water Cycle

Focus student attention on the need for clean water and the science of water systems. With its impact on children and families and the basic right of clean water, the Flint water crisis strikes all of our hearts and provides opportunities for learning that fits any classroom subject or grade level. View this toolkit of lesson plans, project ideas, and background information related to water and the Flint crisis.