Students will research some local community organizations to better understand the real application of the terms "philanthropy" and "hero."
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Unit: We Can All Do Our Share
This lesson will help students recognize heroes within their community. Children quite often revere sports stars and celebrities. But most real heroes are not people of great renown. They live near us. By performing small acts, they win our admiration. Since children imitate what they see and...
Students will describe the work of foundations and nonprofits, identify local foundations in the community, and explain why the people connected with these organizations can be considered local heroes.
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
Unit: Real Heroes
Students will describe how Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat was a continuation of long-standing acts of protest against forced segregation in public spaces in the South. They will explain how her action, which ushered change in public transportation, was heroic.
The students examine the motivations and work of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to benefit society through art. The students learn how artwork portrays ethnicity and then draw their own portraits to create a display of the diverse faces of the community....
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Learners will analyze literary characters in five European folktales, focusing particularly on strong female characters. They will analyze what small acts of kindness contribute to both the giver and receiver and determine a path of personal giving through random acts of kindness.
This lesson guides students to pursue an intergenerational friendship. Through literature, students also recognize the joy of sharing time, talent, and/or treasure—something kind and unexpected–with people about whom they care. Through literature students recognize the richness of developing...