Students explore and demonstrate leadership and service qualities, reflect on the qualities of a leader and create and donate a children's book.
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Unit: Animal Shelters
Animal shelters have many areas of concern but the mission of all shelters is to care for and place homeless animals. They rely on donations from the public to do their important work. Municipal shelters are funded by the municipality--...
Learners will describe the work of nonprofits and research their role in the local community. They will research which local nonprofits welcome the work of volunteers and provide a data base for other students who are looking for community service opportunities.
Unit: Souperservice Kids
This lesson introduces the students to concepts about homelessness, hunger and philanthropy. A story about a Chinese boy who chooses to give his precious four dollars ("lucky money") to a homeless man sets the tone for initial discussions about selflessness, small ways to help and hunger....
Unit: Constitution Day
Students learn how the Constitution relates to rules and community roles. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to improving their community for the good of all. ...
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the "Lion and the Mouse" illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted.
In this lesson, students design a poster advertising the snack sale and its philanthropic purpose. They also write friendly letters seeking the help of volunteers.
In a kid-friendly approach, we look at the components of the U.S. Constitution and put early government-forming events in a context. We distinguish the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system. ...
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Students read and share information about service and volunteering in different cultures. They compare and contrast the work and mission of four famous philanthropists: Cesar Chavez, George Washington Carver, Sunderlal Buhuguna, and Abdul Sattar Edhi. They identify the motivations, impact, and...