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

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Literacy

Each person develops literacy, or the ability to read and write, on their own time table and related to their brain development, personal interests, and temperament. Environmental factors strongly influence literacy by building a strong foundation. Young people can learn those factors and help build literacy in their community. These factors include surrounding children with language, making reading a routine, having a variety of reading materials available, and playing games and doing art that sparks playful conversation. 

Humans and the Environment

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Humans and the Environment

Being outside, caring for plants and animals, and conserving natural resources are often a young person’s first experience with environmental stewardship. 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.