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. ...
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Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
Learners determine different ways that they show caring. They write the things they care about in word webs related to "how" they care about each thing.
Learners relate enlightened self-interest to caring by discussing a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville about the American tradition of democracy....
Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Young people explore the impact of their own actions on their environment and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an environmental steward.
Unit: Encouraging Community Engagement
Through a fable, learners discuss how generosity improves the quality of life in their communities.
Unit: Exploring Philanthropic Motivations
Youth analyze personal reasons for taking action and compare them to the researched motivations for giving. ...
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Rosa Parks' acts of philanthropy brought a community of people together for the common good and resulted in major social change in her community and in the nation. Participants identify a need in the community and take action with personal responsiblity.
Unit: We Are Guardians of the Earth (Private-Religious)
We are commanded to “master the earth”. How one elects to do that, is a product of one’s understanding of the concept of mastery. This lesson enables learners to create a personally meaningful model and action plan of mastery/stewardship based upon their interpretation of traditional texts.
Unit: Philanthropy and Children Who Are Homeless
The purpose of the lesson is to create an awareness of local agencies that provide services for needy people, teens, and families in the community. Students will also learn the motivations for giving and see how help is provided to the community through the four sectors of the economy. Students...
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....