Students will learn about philanthropic acts and that teacher permission is not always necessary in order to perform the act. The students will learn two songs that focus on philanthropic acts.

Students will listen to a story and then act it out together. They identify the themes of community, caring and sharing and describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good. They describe how the characters' experiences are alike and different from their own experiences.

As the students learn about communities, their neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners can put their trust.

This culminating activity gives students an opportunity to teach about our land to others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together nothing is impossible.

The purpose of this lesson is to engage students in a problem-solving task when there is a scarcity of materials. They collaborate kindly and share their message with others through art and a written statement.

The students learn the difference between public and private, and categorize a list of places as public or private. They determine what is their responsibility to care for public (common) areas and share their new understanding by making posters about taking care of "common" or public areas in the school.

Motivated by the song "This Land is Your Land," learners locate areas on a U.S. map and discuss the definitions of community, philanthropy, and volunteer. They picture themselves as volunteers, helping others.

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