March Events and Resources

March: Spring Hope and Growth

Explore March events to spark teachable Moments of Service. See lessons and resources below to connect students' academic and civic life related to these calendar events:

  • March Is Reading Month - Examine the root causes and effects on society of a lack of books and literacy. What are the needs in your community? Use the Learning to Give literature guides to explore themes of philanthropy in picture books and YA novels.
  • Women's History Month - Read about the courage, passion, and conviction of women philanthropists in history, especially related to voting and needs of children. What women today are leading change?
  • World Water Day (March 22) - Learn about the need for clean water and the science of healthy water systems. 

Literacy and Literature

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Literacy and Literature

Raise awareness of the importance of literacy with Learning to Give lessons and activities. Reading and reflection offer an opportunity to explore universal themes of kindness and the common good:

  1. motivations of the characters
  2. how characters' actions impact the greater community
  3. themes and instances of the struggle between self-interest and common good

Humans and the Environment

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Humans and the Environment

Being outside, caring for plants and animals, and recycling are often a young person’s first experience with environmental stewardship. Young people looking to a sustainable future may feel alarm about aging water pipes, environmental contamination, plastics in the ocean, overuse of natural resources, and air pollution. This toolkit shares resources to learn, connect, and take action now as environmental stewards to assure a sustainable future in harmony with the gifts of nature.  

Women in Philanthropy

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Women in Philanthropy

Learn from the courage, passion, and conviction of women philanthropists to inspire and motivate your students to serve. Multi-disciplinary lessons focus on women's philanthropy in history.  View a 9-minute video about Women in Philanthropy.