Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
Benchmark E.2 Identify why people practice philanthropy related to their own self-interest.
- define "compliment" by giving a compliment to another student.
- state how they felt when giving and receiving a compliment.
- complete a paper plate face showing how their face looked when giving and receiving a compliment.
- Paper plates
- Crayons (or markers or paint)
- Large blank chart paper
Anticipatory Set:Comment on artwork or other student work that is displayed in the classroom. Point out specific items and make explicit complimentary comments. (Example: "I like the way Jeff painted this rainbow, the colors are so bright and pretty." or " I like the way that Sue wrote her name, all the letters are sitting on the line.")
- Explain that people feel good when they are told nice things about themselves and that the class is going to practice saying nice things to each other.
- Explain that these statements are called "compliments."
- Model the desired behavior giving specific compliments such as "Susan, you make beautiful pictures" rather than "You are nice."
- Call each student to the front, individually.
- Compliment the student, then ask other students to raise their hand if they wish to give a compliment to the student.
- Elicit two to four compliments for each child. Help the activity along when it is needed.(Example: If a child has a problem forming the wording of the compliment, prompt with phrases such as "I like it when you…")
- Ask the student who is receiving the compliments to look into the mirror.
- Ask student to describe his or her own facial expression.
- Ask the students who are giving the compliments to look into the mirror and describe their facial expression.
- Lead discussion concerning how the students felt when they were receiving a compliment.
- List responses on large blank chart paper.
- Discuss how students felt when they were giving a compliment.
- List responses on large blank piece of chart paper.
- Distribute paper plates and drawing materials (crayons, paint, markers, etc.).
- Ask students to draw the way their face looked when they received a compliment. Allow them to look into the mirror, if they wish.
- Ask students to flip the plate over and draw the way their face looked when they gave a compliment. Allow them to look into the mirror if they wish.