Young people demonstrate that differences can be discussed and worked through kindly and playfully. When we disagree, curiosity and creativity can help us talk openly. Conflict isn't comfortable, but we have the curiosity and skills to get through.
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Unit: Philanthropic Behavior
Using Guidestar as a source, young people identify three nonprofits and their mission statements.
Unit: Repairing the World (Private-Religious)
This lesson emphasizes the importance of "V’ahavta Lereacha Kamocha – Love Your Friend as Yourself." Children discuss the importance of helping others and will have the opportunity to have firsthand experience in this aspect of tikkun olam.
Unit: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A picture book biography tells the story of the life and philanthropy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unit: Cinderella Stories
In this lesson, the children compares a Native American version of the Cinderella story with other versions.
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay, learners describe the responsibilities of American citizenship and the cost of freedom. They connect how philanthropic action is a part of those costs. “Freedom isn’t free. It passes on an enormous debt to the recipient.”
Unit: Dreaming of Gardens
After reading two stories, learners compare and contrast the attitudes, actions, and impact of the main characters. They reflect on some essential questions: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? What does it mean to be a good steward...
Unit: Cultural Competence
Youth reflect on the lessons they have learned through building cultural competence in this unit. They identify an adult they trust to have critical, or difficult, conversations.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
The purpose of this lesson is for the learners to reflect on how philanthropy, enlightened self-interest, and caring are related and to determine why and how they will "care" in the future.
Unit: Character Education: Responsibility (Grade 8)
The learners brainstorm the effects of taking responsibility and not taking responsibility around issues they care about.