The purpose of this lesson is to have students recognize the idea of an emerging democracy, analyze the struggles of the people, and decide on a way to help the people.
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Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
We learn a little history of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to give of themselves to others through art. Participants study the techniques and draw their own portraits. They make a gift of the portrait to someone.
In response to a picture book, each participant identifies their own unique qualities and shares them proudly on a star. They demonstrate respect and trust to share their qualities and pay attention to others' traits.
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Participants identify the attributes of a hero who is acting for the common good. Mother Teresa is a hero for her philanthropic work and character.
Unit: Early American Influences
Introduce the philanthropic behavior of Native Americans through the speech attributed to Chief Seattle, using the book Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: The Words of Chief Seattle.
We examine the Core Values of American Democracy and discuss their importance and where we are exposed to them and practice them throughout life.
Unit: Women of the Industrial Era
This lesson is designed to expnd awareness about the famous suffragist Susan B. Anthony. Although she is best known for this role, she was active in six different causes as an abolitionist, educational reformer, labor activist, temperance worker, suffragist, and women's rights campaigner.
Unit: Teaching Tolerance (Private-Religious)
Using a traditional Jewish text as its basis, this lesson emphasizes the importance of sharing in a relationship.
Unit: Cinderella Stories
Students read an African version of the Cinderella story so that they can compare versions and increase their sense of story.
Unit: Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart
Young people discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They write an expression of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards produced for an Art from the...