Students will use persuasive speech techniques to encourage philanthropy in others.
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By reviewing, debating, and voting on a final set of classroom rules that will govern classroom behavior, students will learn and participate in a democratic process related to the rule of law.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
In this lesson, students define "pay it forward" and watch a movie (or movie clips) from the movie Pay it Forward. They compare the concept of paying it forward (serial reciprocity) with the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then they brainstorm issues and campaigns they can address to...
Learners will define community, identify how community is/has impacted their personal lives, and share ideas and develop a plan whereby they might also make an impact on their community.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students identify key events in U.S. history and the magnitude of the Constitution in context, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the historical significance of the...
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Students conduct and evaluate their service project, then celebrate their success. After the service project, invite guests, volunteers, community members, and other students to celebrate with the class.
This lesson will familiarize the learners with basic laws of charity (tzedakah) in Biblical literature. Through laws and stories, students will begin to understand the level of importance that the Bible places on acts of charity (tzedakah), specifically as it relates to...
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations....