Infuse giving into academics

Infuse giving into academics
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Today is the Day

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Today is the Day

As you build a community and classroom culture of giving, teach these themes and lessons to build a common vocabulary and motivation to give!

This school-year calendar will help you infuse giving and service in the classroom to help your students grow in community, build skills and knowledge, and take action in their community. 

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 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.

  • Unit: 
    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.

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    Students gain understanding of philanthropy through literature, media and personal experiences. The students create and run a lemonade stand to raise funds for a local non-profit organization.

  • Grade Levels: 
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    This unit of four lessons uses stories and video to illustrate the life of refugees. We compare refugees in World War II to refugees today. 

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    #ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems.

  • Unit: 
    Beneficial Bees
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    Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years.  They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.

Build Community From Day 1!

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Build Community From Day 1!

TeachOne for Back to School with Creative Community in Partnership with Crayon Collection 
Empower your students through this lesson and project to inspire them to get creative and take action to collect and redistribute used crayons to children that need them. Develop community connections and make art!

This lesson and project includes interdisciplinary themes including social studies, SEL, stewardship, nonprofit and for-profit, critical thinking, language, math, science, art, and doing good.
 
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