In this lesson, students discover and discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and especially focus on his ethic of service.
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Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Unit: Living In a Community
This lesson introduces the definition of a community and challenges students to explore the characteristics of their own community.
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Unit: Helping Refugees
In this two-part lesson, students view a film and read about the work of UNHCR with refugees. They complete a worksheet about protection of and support for refugees and then discuss the topics in a fishbowl-style discussion group.
For students to examine the role a selected philanthropic organization plays in a current event situation.
Learners will analyze literary characters in five European folktales, focusing particularly on strong female characters. They will analyze what small acts of kindness contribute to both the giver and receiver and determine a path of personal giving through random acts of kindness.
Unit: Deliver Gratitude Day
This lesson focuses on the meaning and benefits of gratitude. Teens research one aspect of gratitude in order to understand its relationship to health, happiness, or generosity. For their service project, they decide how they can 'deliver gratitude' to a deserving person or group. They will then...
Unit: Bully-Free Zone
The students experience and reflect on a literature book written from the view point of a reformed bully, Confessions of a Former Bully. They analyze the data collected from their survey to determine how bullying behavior affects their school. The students learn that addressing bullying...
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Students will learn about philanthropic acts and that teacher permission is not always necessary in order to perform the act. The students will learn two songs that focus on philanthropic acts.
Children define philanthropy and brainstorm different ways people share time, talent, and treasure for the sake of others. They may select a service project that fits their interests and talents and carry out a plan of action.