Students read an African version of the Cinderella story so that they can compare versions and increase their sense of story.
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Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 6)
The learners choose a person of courage to honor on a commemorative "postage stamp."
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students see music as an art form that identifies social injustice, advocates for change, and proclaims hope on behalf of the forgotten.
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To have students find a problem that needs to be solved or a cause in which they have interest and develop a creative presentation to the class.
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Youth Activity: Youth explore the meaning of "common good," which is part of the definition of philanthropy.
"A community is only as good as its most unhealthy part." - anonymous
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students will learn about federal social service programs over time and SNAP, the food assistance program.
Unit: Cultural Competence
Young people explore demographics and definitions to better understand some of the disabilities of their peers. They discuss how we can support one another's unique expressions of self.
Unit: Social Reformer—Jane Addams
Jane Addams is a model philanthropist in action, improving many situations through volunteerism and advocacy, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
In this lesson the learners define respect and relate it to the core values and beliefs of a constitutional democracy.
Unit: Our Unique Legacy of Giving
This beautiful documentary The Gift of All: a Community of Givers shares the motivations and attributes of the generous people interviewed. In response, the learners create their own short biographies of philanthropists in their community.