Students write essays that define, explain, and clarify the meaning of the word philanthropy.
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Unit: Defining Philanthropy
Create a scenario that frames a problem and have students think about the role of the four sectors (private, public, independent, and family) to address problems.
Unit: Selfless Sam (2nd Grade)
This lesson introduces the students to concepts about homelessness, hunger and philanthropy. The students will listen to a story about a Chinese boy who chooses to give his precious four dollars (“lucky money”) to a homeless man, setting the tone for initial discussions about selflessness, and...
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Unit: Constitution Day
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Unit: Trail Mix Project
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To review the idea of philanthropy and community through a Native American legend in which people take action in response to a community need.
The class will read and listen to the retelling of the story Seedfolks, and participate in discussions about the characters in the story and their actions which lead to the creation of a community garden. The students will also journal the thirteen characters in the story identifying...
Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
To share stories of experiences in philanthropy with community members.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty