This lesson is designed to introduce the concept of philanthropy and familiarize the students with terminology used in the unit.
Three Forty-Five Minute Class Periods
The learner will:
- define philanthropy.
- apply the concept of philanthropy to personal experiences.
- define and use the vocabulary of philanthropy.
None for this lesson.
Journal Entry: Ask students to list one item from home that they would be willing to give someone less fortunate.
The philanthropy worksheet should be duplicated and used as interactive parent/student homework. Instruct students to ask family members about ways they have contributed their time, talent, and treasure.
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin's Christmas Gift. New York: Scholastic, 1998. ISBN 0-590-02611-9
Lesson Developed By:Cheryl Larkin
|tithing:||Tithing refers to the commitment of voluntarily offering a percentage (generally 10%) of your income. The most frequent example is giving to your church.|
|immediate family:||Immediate family refers to parents and their children, generally living in the same household.|
|extended family:||Anyone outside the immediate family deemed to be related by ties established through birth, marriage, or friendship (such as godparents). This generally includes aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as stepparents and siblings.|
|neighborhood community:||Those people who live within your community who engage in social activity marked by a feeling of unity but also individual participation completely willing and not forced or coerced and without loss of individuality.|
|ethnic community:||a group of people linked by common heritage.|
|spiritual community:||Those people which are connected to you through common religious beliefs and practices.|
|unknown others:||Those people who may have a need which you can fulfill even if you have no personal connection to them. An example may be giving to the poor, homeless, or helping disaster victims.|
|unconditional love:||Giving fully of oneself without regard to personal loss or gain.|
|interdependence:||to depend upon one another.|
1. What example did you use for your journal entry?
2. Does it show an example of sharing time, talent, or treasure?
3. List three examples of times in your life when you have received acts of kindness.
4. List three examples of times in your life when you have shared time, talent, and/or treasure.
5. Share three examples of times when other members of your family experienced philanthropy.
6. Which vocabulary terms relate to your personal experiences?
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