Infuse giving into academics

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Technology, Social Media, and Youth

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Technology, Social Media, and Youth

With the increased use of social media among today’s youth, many educators are weighing the benefits and challenges of using technology, specifically social media, inside or outside the classroom. For this reason, educating your students on topics such as confirmation bias and selective exposure will help you provide a holistic understanding of what it means to use technology, social media, and the worldwide web in the 21st century.  

Focus Question: How does social media both benefit and imperil civil society? Click for activities and resources that will help you and your students understand how technology is both freeing and constraining to society. 


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: 
    Black History IS American History
    Grades 
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    We are made by history. Students study philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today.

  • Unit: 
    Grow Involved 9-12
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    Students respond to literature about Martin Luther King, Jr. They examine his philosophy about serving and taking action. They follow his model to promote the idea of doing good for others.

  • Unit: 
    Landscape Legacies
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    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.

  • Unit: 
    Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart
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    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.

  • Unit: 
    Our Philanthropic Tradition: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (5th)
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    The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.

  • Unit: 
    What Goes Around, Comes Around!
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    The purpose of this lesson is to explore the contributions artists make for the common good. We learn how their work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art.

  • Unit: 
    Poetry for the Common Good
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    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.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019
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    Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019
    Grades 
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    Students use visual literacy skills to talk about an artistic image. They listen respectfully to the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates.

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    Students explore the legacy of George H. W. Bush and how he contributed to the common good as part of his lifelong commitment to service and through his Points of Light initiative. They compare and contrast the four economic sectors and how they meet needs differently.

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Here’s the deal, select randomly or choose cards that fit themes relevant to your family or group. Bond together while taking action to build community, empathy and caring, using the discussion starters and activity suggestions provided. There are enough cards for each month of the year! Great for Saturday mornings, at a club meeting, to open a class discussion, the evening meal, at family holiday gatherings, or while waiting for your food at a restaurant!

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