Focus Question: How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Through literature, students recognize that everyone can be a philanthropist by sharing time, talent, or treasure for the common good. They will listen and respond to a presentation given by a member of a Community Foundation (a Youth Advisory Committee member, if possible) and write a grant proposal.
The learners will:
The students will participate in a community service project that will be determined by the class.
A scoring guide will be used in lesson four to evaluate the studentsí written evaluations of the service project.
The anticipatory set for this unit is unusual in that you will read several books with philanthropic themes during your normal read-aloud time over a two-week period. The students will determine the experiential component. This unit can take place over several weeks or the entire school year, depending on the service project the students select. It may be helpful to use the web sites listed, but not necessary to complete this unit.
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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Albion Public Schools
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