Infuse giving into academics

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TeachOne for GivingTuesday - December 3

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TeachOne for GivingTuesday - December 3

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It’s a day that generosity is elevated after two shopping events: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On the day people around the world are talking about where they will give, teach one of these K-12 lessons to raise awareness with your students that they have something valuable to give - their time, talent, or treasure. 

Since GivingTuesday is a social event, here's a meaningful way to share your students’ generous hearts:

  • Lead the Blue Sky activity to open discussions about interests and community needs. Share your students' visions and creations on social media. Download and print our selfie template and snag a few pics of students sharing how they plan to give their time, talent, or treasure. (Login to download this template.) 
  • Tag posts with @learningtogive #LTGInMyClassroom #Teach1 #GivingTuesdayKids

Connect what you're already teaching to issues kids care about

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This is Philanthropy and Service

Connect what you're already teaching to issues kids care about

You don’t have to adopt a new curriculum. Learning to Give's standards-aligned lessons inspire students to use their hearts and minds to impact their community and themselves.

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  • Unit: 
    TeachOne: Words Bring Peace
    Grades 
    6
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    In this lesson, students learn that we all have ideas and talents to make the world a better place. This is an opportunity to demonstrate and feel the impact of kindness, inclusion, and listening on a caring community.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne: Words Bring Peace
    Grades 
    K
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    In this lesson, the students learn to use their voice to say something to make the world a better place. This is an opportunity to demonstrate and feel the impact of kindness, inclusion, and listening on a caring community.

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
    Grades 
    K
    1
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    Students gain empathy and use language to describe the mixed feelings that come with being new to a community. They watch and discuss video clips and compare character traits.

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
    Grades 
    K
    1
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    At the beginning of the year we get to create our classroom community. We get to decide how we will learn and grow and play with each other for the rest of the year. This is a new beginning for all. As we start to d

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
    Grades 
    K
    1
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    Building a caring and inclusive classroom begins with an understanding of where students are at not just academically, but emotionally. Many students today have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that affect their ability to regulate their emotions. By teaching children

  • Unit: 
    Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
    Grades 
    6
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    This lesson leads the learners to investigate and expand their understanding of caring and to determine those things or people that they care about.

  • Unit: 
    Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
    Grades 
    6
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    Learners relate enlightened self-interest to caring by discussing a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville about the American tradition of democracy.

  • Unit: 
    Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
    Grades 
    6
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    8

    Students read about the actions and projects of people their age who stick their necks out for the sake of others.

  • Unit: 
    Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
    Grades 
    6
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    Learners reflect on their experience with performing an act of kindness from the previous lesson. They compare their experience to the message in a folktale, and write about the impact of a single small act of caring.

  • Unit: 
    I'm in a Tizzy! How Can I Help? (Kindergarten)
    Grades 
    K
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    A children's story demonstrates reaching out to someone who is lonely. Students learn that one act of kindness can lead to other acts of kindness. Acts of kindness can make a difference in a community an may be called acts of philanthropy.
  • Unit: 
    Refugees: Real People, Real Stories, Real Life
    Grades 
    6
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    Through pictures, provocative questions, group discussion, and video, students explore what a refugee is, what his or her life is like, and how people can help them feel welcome and get the tools they need to survive in a new home.

  • Unit: 
    Refugees and Human Rights
    Grades 
    9
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    Students listen to the voices of refugees in the words of a poem by W. H. Auden. They explore the poetic imagery and then write their own poem using voice, imagery, and rhyme.

  • Unit: 
    Let's Make Lemonade
    Grades 
    K
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    Students will decide on a service-learning project and create posters to advertise the event.

  • Unit: 
    Food for Thought: Hunger—Around the Block, Around the World
    Grades 
    9
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    Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.

  • Unit: 
    Landscape Legacies
    Grades 
    9
    10
    11
    12

    The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to The Group of Seven, a group of artists whose intent was to establish a national identity, a sense of pride and original style for Canada, inspired by the environment. This was a philanthropic endeavor for the common good of all.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne for Earth Day
    Grades 
    6
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    8

    Students get outside and play in nature and recognize the beauty of diverse living things in their environment. Their service project is to take action to protect nature and share nature with someone else.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne for Earth Day
    Grades 
    K
    1
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    Students get outside and play in nature and recognize the beauty of diverse living things in their environment. Their service project is to share nature with someone else in a creative interaction.  

  • Unit: 
    Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart
    Grades 
    6
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    8

    Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification.

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Calendar Support

Add service to your teaching calendar by aligning lessons and service-learning projects to monthly events and themes. Select a month to find lessons, project ideas, and more! As you build a community and classroom culture of giving, teach these themes and lessons to build a common vocabulary and motivation to give. 

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