Learners will describe the essential elements of life and democracy. They will explain that without the proper materials, plants are unable to grow and thrive; without an active citizenry, democracy cannot grow and prosper.
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Unit: Earth Keepers
The purpose of this lesson is to engage the learners in a school wide clean-up event. Learners will be asked to participate and reflect on the activity by creating a heightened awareness of community based environmental issues and how everyone should be good stewards of the Earth.
The students define philanthropy and relate it to environmental stewardship. They analyze mission statements from environmental organizations and write their own personal mission statement. They self-select a group to work with to plan and implement an environmental service...
The purpose of the lesson is to show learners how the water cycle functions. The learners will also learn about what effects improper waste disposal and water pollution have on the water cycle. The learners will learn how philanthropic acts can help protect the water cycle and keep our water and...
This lesson will be a review of motivation and procedures for doing the cleanup; compare findings; draw conclusions; share feelings; create a song/rap or a poster from the philanthropic endeavor at the beach to reflect on the unit.
In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.
Unit: Working Animals
We learn about “payments” due to working and animal companions and that animals require humane treatment. Students plan and carry out a service project to support animal welfare. Optional: They reflect on the impact of their project by creating a class book to share...
As part of a small group, the students select and research a specific working animal. They create an informational presentation (poster or computer software) about their findings. Learners discover the impact that these animals have on the greater good of communities...
Unit: Around the World
Through investigating traditional examples of culture and illustrating the impact of philanthropy in Asia, learners will gain an appreciation for Asian life and society. Learners will gain knowledge of the geography of Japan and China.
Unit: Philanthropy in Bloom
Students will study the structure, color, texture and smells of flowers and discuss the importance of beauty (is it a want or a need) in their lives. Students will work with a partner to create a flower with a medium of your choice. Students will realize that sharing flowers can be an act of...