Children hear a true story about a woman who performs a brave act for the common good. They identify the benefit the whole community shared and define philanthropy and common good.
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Participants explore how animals are used in sports and entertainment. They will explore the concepts of animal welfare and animal cruelty, and how they relate to the manner in which animals are trained and treated. The learners will explore, formulate, and articulate...
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
The book the Rainbow Fish tells the story of a fish who learns to give a little of himself for the sake of others. We discuss the impact of giving something you value to make a better community. ...
Unit: What Is Philanthropy?
Through discussion and response to literature, we define philanthropy as the sharing of time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Participants reflect on the benefit of philanthropy to the giver and receiver....
Unit: Where's The Sand?
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate to the learners that everyone has a responsibility to be good stewards of the land. They will gain a deeper understanding of volunteering and the opportunity cost involved.
Learners explore what it means to demonstrate civic virtues of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance as responsible citizens. The students write a goal to practice one of the virtues.
This lesson will lead learners to the understanding that responsible stewardship of natural resources intended for the common good applies to all environments, not just National Parks.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.
Unit: Thinking Glocally
We can address global issues by working for change at both a personal as well as at a local level. The lesson addresses the need to exercise civic responsibility in promoting the common good in order to realize a more civil society.