Students watch the documentary The Gift of All: a Community of Givers and identify the motivations and attributes of the generous people interviewed. Students read, summarize, and report on short biographies of philanthropists. Student writing includes metaphors and journal reflections...
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This lesson emphasizes the value of each individual’s uniqueness. Students will learn to appreciate differences by comparing and contrasting fruit and using all of the fruit to create a tasty fruit salad.
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students will define philanthropy and identify ways in which Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore what it means to be an environmentalist. Students will work in small groups to research an environmental issue—facts and solutions. The research will be conducted using at least three different types of resources (Internet, magazine, book, video or...
Through the three Suni folktales, "Mullah in the Turkish Bath," "Mullah’s Miracle" and "Three Fridays," learners analyze the power of folktales in teaching a lesson in generosity and proper behavior.
Students view and discuss the DVD The Gift of All: a Community of Givers and identify the influences and attributes of the generous people interviewed. Students read, summarize, and report on short biographies of philanthropists. Students write journal reflections and create a four-...
Unit: Us vs. Them
Learners will describe problems of refugee populations around the world and human rights issues related to refugees. They will explain how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child act to protect human rights. Understanding that...
Jane Addams is used as a model to demonstrate a philanthropist in action, improving many situations, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.
Unit: Sharing Our World
By participating in a service-learning project, students will gain a greater understanding of what it means to serve for the Common Good. After learning about City Wildlife and their struggle in coexistence with humans, students will take action that will benefit our neighboring animals.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the concept of the earth as a mother. We look at our connection to the earth and the importance of good stewardship of it through the Native American traditional understanding of “Mother Earth.”...