Infuse giving into academics

Infuse giving into academics
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Activity and Discussion Cards

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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!


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: 
    Deliver Gratitude Day
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    This lesson focuses on the meaning and benefits of gratitude. Students give examples of what people give up (opportunity cost) when they give philanthropically. For their service project, students will decide how they can 'deliver gratitude' to a deserving person or group.

  • Unit: 
    GivingTuesday
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    Students define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community. They learn how GivingTuesday uses the power of social media and combining efforts with others to make a big difference.

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    Bedtime Bags
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    In this one period lesson, students learn about people and children who are homeless and make bedtime bags for children in shelters as their service project. 

    "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."  - Lily Tomlin

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    Impact of Giving
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    In this one period lesson, learners investigate local and global hunger issues, and learn about nonprofits in the community. Through interviews, research, and videos, students create visual representations of facts and issues related to hunger.

  • Unit: 
    Best Day Ever!
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    Students look at how they typically spend a free day and see what that same free day would look like when it is infused with philanthropy. Students plan a free day, substituting their usual routine with activities that give back.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne Back to School 2018
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    Students reflect on the value of art in communicating feelings and culture, while taking part in service to the community. They teach an art lesson to young children to encourage self-expression. They plan an environmental service project that puts crayons in the hands of young children.

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    TeachOne Back to School 2018
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    Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community.

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    TeachOne Back to School 2018
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    Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community.

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    Creative Community with Crayon Collection: In this unit, three lessons stand alone to involve students of different grade levels in a Crayon Collection that reuses crayons to promote art, recycling, and community collaboration.

Inspiration and Direction

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Inspiration and Direction

Teaching a Learning to Give lesson isn’t an "add on." A variety of lessons connect language arts, social studies, and science to a purpose that resonates with students. Simply try one lesson and empower your kids as givers and community activists! Click to find the top 10 ways to get started. 

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