Students learn about and discuss the motivations for giving. They apply these motivations to their own lives and to the goal of addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
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Students will identify themes in Spider-Man, the reasons that people choose to give to their communities, and why Spider-Man chooses to do so.
Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
The learners explore characteristics of "For-Profit" and "Not-for-Profit" businesses and organizations. They identify the role of volunteerism and research the incentives often used to attract volunteers. They will use this information to promote...
In this culminating lesson, the students perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. As a final piece, students reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to...
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to make an awesome school year, students draft and share a simple book describing the strengths and needs at the school to challenge everyone to make the school great. They learn the importance of community/social capital by building positive experiences with students of...
Students explore identity traits through some reflection and discussion activities. They discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. Each student writes a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes.
Students gain empathy and use language to describe the mixed feelings that come with being new to a community. They watch and discuss video clips and compare character traits. Then they read a book and discuss how the book guides them to welcome new students to the classroom as the year...