EVERYONE has something to give

EVERYONE has something to give
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

It is time to plan for youth learning and action around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This national day of service, January 18, 2021, offers an opportunity to listen and learn from history and exercise our own power to give. These lessons and activities explore words of inclusion and positive actions for the future. 


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

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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: 
    Powerful Words Unite Us in Service
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    Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned. 

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    Everyday Acts of Citizenship
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    Through this activity participants will become aware of their own feelings about others, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today. Participants will analyze their own feelings in light of this awareness.

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    We ARE the Government
    Grades 
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    In this lesson, learners read primary documents that illustrate the motivations of the founding fathers of the United States.

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    Stand and Deliver for Justice and Diversity
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    Learners explore and share their attitudes about diversity and issues of justice and kindness. The learners brainstorm ways that they can promote the common good by working to eliminate stereotyping, intolerance, discrimination, and prejudice.
  • Unit: 
    Our Constitutional Connection
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    Literature and primary documents help youth understand the role of the Constitution for the United States.

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    Taking a Stand for the Good of Others
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     Students read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust and unfair situation was philanthropic in nature.

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    Attributes of a Civil Society
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    Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They look for examples in the media and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and the world. 

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    Art as Advocacy
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    The learners will view works of art that advocate for social change. They will recognize that art can influence social change. The learners will select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue.

  • 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: 
    Powerful Words Can Warm the Heart
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    The purpose of this lesson is to show that artists are a valuable part of a community and to explore how they contribute to the public good.

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Welcome to Learning to Give

 

Everyone has something to give, and every act of generosity and empathy matters in making the community we want to live in. 

Learning to Give provides free materials and support for educators, youth leaders, and families to help youth develop generosity and practice service for their ongoing roles in community.

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