Students reflect on reading to identify acts of philanthropy in literature. The teacher poses the question, "Does all literature include examples of philanthropy?"...
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Students explore how people apply the Core Democratic Values in problem-solving situations. They use role-playing to demonstrate positive strategies in order to promote the common good at school.
Learners will identify and tell the stories of historical figures who acted for and affected the common good, and review personal qualities that these historical figures possessed.
This lesson will emphasize the importance of voluntary action for the common welfare based upon student understanding of one's rights and the corresponding responsibility to protect them.
Unit: Bully-Free Zone
The students will present skits to illustrate strategies for addressing with bullying behavior. They will compose a class pledge against bullying, and may choose to sign the pledge. The students will plan and implement a service project to inform the school community about bullying behavior...
Students will understand that you find poetry everywhere: lyrics to songs, commercials and rap. They will also realize that philanthropic themes are often found in poetry. Students will write poems with philanthropic themes. Sharing their poems is considered an act of philanthropy....
Learners will cite philanthropic historical events and place them on a timeline. They will focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.