Students will define philanthropy and recognize philanthropic activities. Students will identify examples of philanthropy in literature.
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Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Teacher Note: Prior to teaching this lesson, collect stories from the local newspaper about people who...
The learners will discover and understand that they have roles to play as civic participants and that by doing so, they too can make a difference.
Students will understand the vocabulary of philanthropy and the importance of the tradition of philanthropy to the community and civil society.
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 reflect on how philanthropy and trust affect the common good of...
This lesson will introduce students to the concept of philanthropy. As a class, they will brainstorm possible ideas for the word philanthropist. The students will learn that even young people can be philanthropists.
Learners will develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary associated with philanthropy and awareness of the rich history of philanthropy in the United States.
Inspired by stories of service, students gain understanding of philanthropy concepts and actions. They brainstorm acts of kindness and determine how they will contribute to the common good.
This lesson introduces the definition of philanthropy as giving or sharing time, talent or treasure for the common good and its importance to and effects on the community.
Introduce the social activism of the folksinger, Woody Guthrie, and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to try help lift their spirits. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the...