Students will demonstrate an understanding of philanthropy and interview family members concerning individual and community action which changes lives for the better.
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Students gain awareness that community organizations need resources (money and materials) to help people in need. Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a chosen community organization.
Focus Question: How can we use time and talent to raise treasure for a community need...
Students will respond to a literature book about family philanthropy. They will apply/compare their own philanthropic family acts to ideas for volunteering their time and talent to meet needs in the school or greater community.
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Students learn about caring and sharing through discussion of the book Martin's Big Words. The lesson introduces the "big" word philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure for the common good). The students discuss ways they have been philanthropic by voluntarily...
Unit: How the Cookie Crumbles
This lesson will emphasize that our community in the school is an important part of students' lives and building that community must start with trusting one other student. This lesson gives the students a chance to share their new knowledge of trust and community with other students and also...
Unit: Philanthropy is "Phun"
The purpose of this lesson is to practice philanthropic acts at home.