Children recognize an act of philanthropy in literature and discuss ways to make the world more beautiful with acts of philanthropy.
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Unit: Beautiful Me
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
This lesson introduces young people to the concept of philanthropy as giving time, talent, or treasure for the common good. They learn that even young people can be philanthropists. The following lessons lead young people to plan a fundraiser. ...
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
Through multiple visits to a retirement home, letter writing, or by inviting seniors to an event, children learn effective communication, sensitivity to people of different generations, and shared experiences while learning about the common good and stewardship.
In this lesson, a picture books raises awareness of the importance of memories to the people of all ages that make up a community. The children learn the definition of philanthropy and identify an act of philanthropy in the literature book Wilfrid Gordon...
Unit: We the Kids - The Three Branches and Me
After comparing and contrasting entertainment and editorial cartoons, the learner uses cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. ...
Unit: Money and the Common Good
Every day, we make choices about what to eat based on our health and what we like and can afford. As global citizens who care about the good of all, we can also be aware of making food choices based on our impact on an interconnected system.
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 8)
In this activity, the learners get character snapshots of several different real-life heroes and look for patterns and lessons they can take away. ...
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
Play a simulation game that illustrates each individual's power to take action for the good of others.
Unit: Environment: Sustaining Our World
The youth take action by determining ways to reduce their own use of plastic bags and by advocating for ways to reduce the use of plastic bags in their own households, the community, state and nation. To take further action, they may propose ways to influence government officials...
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 7)
Learners explore the meaning of playing by the rules and making personal choices that support the common good. They discuss how people could respond with honesty and dishonesty to the same situation. ...