Children hear a true story about a woman who performs a brave act related to education for the common good. They identify the benefit shared by the whole community. They define philanthropy and common good....
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Unit: Global Education: Why Learn? (K-2)
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Young people listen to a story, summarize the main idea, and then act it out together. They identify the theme of community and describe the benefits of cooperation for the common good. ...
Unit: Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Introduce the folksinger Woody Guthrie and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to get involved in their community. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the Earth....
Unit: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A picture book biography tells the story of the life and philanthropy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...
Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
This lesson is a celebration to culminate this intergenerational project. The children make a final visit to the senior center or retirement home where all the participants gather for a snack and a farewell celebration. The children read aloud and give their published Living History Books to...
Unit: Encouraging Community Engagement
Through a fable, learners discuss how generosity improves the quality of life in their communities.
Unit: Earth Keepers
The purpose of this lesson is to guide learners to participate in caring for our Earth by engaging in activities of environmental stewardship.
Unit: Do Not Stand Idly By (Private-Religious)
Young people read about Jewish role models who partake in tikkun olam. They reflect on how they can use their behavior as a model for their own philanthropy to perfect the world.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
A celebrity philanthropist may become focused on a specific cause because her life is connected to the cause. Learners read about Oprah Winfrey's philanthopic work and then reflect on issues that are important to them....
Unit: Teaching Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Through discussion of the book The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, we learn about tolerance and the value of diversity in community. ...