Learners will identify examples of philanthropy in history and compare them to the giving of some modern day philanthropists and foundations. Students commit to a "random act of kindness" plan....
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The purpose of this lesson is to expose the learners to beliefs and attitudes about the treatment of animals, especially applied to sports and entertainment. In this lesson the learners will understand how laws, and attitudes and beliefs concerning animal welfare,...
This lesson identifies those who partake in tikkun olam activity as being heroes and role models. Students investigate various Jewish "heroes" from the past and reflect on how they can use their ancestors’ behavior as a model.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Students will learn about the life of Gandhi and will promote peace in their community. They will compare and contrast the philosophies and work of Dr. King and Gandhi. They will determine service they can provide to promote peace and nonviolence.
Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
Students will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing.
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
This lesson explores the heroic actions of one American woman--Rosa Parks. Students will read about her refusal to give up her seat to a white person and the resulting bus boycott that ended segregation on the city buses in 1956. Rosa Parks' acts of philanthropy brought a community of people...
Students will describe the paradox of industrialist John D. Rockefeller a turn of the century monopolist and a generous philanthropist. They will give examples of how his philanthropy continues today through the work of the foundations that survived him. Robert W....
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Students respond to literature about Martin Luther King, Jr. They examine his philosophy about serving and taking action. They follow his model to promote the idea of doing good for others. Students learn that service and social action by one person can change the...