Through a study of various Asian folktales, learners will investigate everyday qualities and characteristics that influence society. They will study examples of wealth other than money, qualities needed by ancient leaders compared to modern leaders, competitive giving, frugality and thriftiness...
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Students will recognize time, talent, and treasure as components of stewardship and philanthropy. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
Through comparing different cartoons, the learner will discover cartooning as a means of public voice about political and social issues. Students create cartoons with their own social or political messages.
Unit: Raising Resources
Unit: This I Can Do!
Learners will differentiate between public and private property. They will use public sources of information to inform their decisions on public action for the common good.
Unit: Watch Me Grow
The students respond to a story in which a child inspires her neighborhood to improve a vacant lot. The students recognize that they can have a positive impact on others. The class decides on a philanthropic project related to the literature that will benefit the school or larger community.
Students reflect on what symbols and words communicate who they are. They design a T-shirt that reflects their personality, thoughts, and ideas. This represents their role in a world or community they make better by their actions....
Discover elements of philanthropy within their community and state during and immediately after World War II. Determine philanthropy in their community and state today and create a manual to donate to the school library.