The students recognize that their classroom is a community because the students are brought together for a common purpose. The students are encouraged to be philanthropic within their classroom, school and family. They analyze how philanthropy and trust affect the common good of the community.
This lesson introduces the students to the definition of philanthropy and tells how the Native Americans were philanthropic toward the Pilgrims. Students carry out their own “random acts of kindness.”
This lesson introduces the voyage of the Mayflower. The students learn the definition of a pilgrim and experience simulated conditions on the voyage.
Students explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare rural, urban and suburban communities and attempt to classify their own community.
Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
Learners will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the stories, Leo, the Late Bloomer and Thank You, Mr. Falker. Learners will examine differences in rate of student development and employ the themes of philanthropy to develop tolerance and respect.
Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others. This will encourage children to consider the effects of their own behavior when participating in positive or negative behaviors. The students will learn songs and create new songs to share their new understanding of these themes.
The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce philanthropy concepts through art. Expressions of the senses of touch, sound and smell will have learners demonstrate tolerance for diversity.
To teach children tolerance for differences through the understanding that people grow and develop at different rates.
Students will plan a service project for children in their community, celebrating respect through understanding diversity, selflessness and cooperation.