Unit Overview 

Using literature as a starting point, the students explore philanthropic concepts and the benefits of sharing and caring for others. A simulation gives them practice sharing where there is a scarcity of resources. They identify and compare examples of tolerant and intolerant behavior. 

Service Experience 
In Lesson Six: Quilt to Freedom, students will identify a need in the school community. They will work as a group, along with an adult, to propose a solution and carry out a plan of action. In Lesson Eight: Friendly Neighbors, students will make a plan to do something kind for someone who needs a little bit of attention.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Philanthropic Literature
Lesson 9 of 10
Grades: 
K
1
2

To expose students to literature that reinforces the concept of unconditional kindness and demonstrates the idea that a good deed done for others will come back to you. The story also reinforces the days of the week.

Unit: 
Philanthropic Literature
Lesson 10 of 10
Grades: 
K
1
2

To expose students to literature which reinforces the concept of tolerance toward people who are different. (The focus is on special-needs persons.) This lesson will also relate tolerance to becoming a responsible citizen.