Learners share what they learned about an environmental issue with the community.
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Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Unit: Landscape Legacies
We are introduced to The Group of Seven, a group of artists whose intent was to establish a national identity, a sense of pride and an original style for Canada, inspired by the environment. This was a philanthropic endeavor for the common good of all. Participants create similar...
We look at two examples of art connecting diverse people. The first example is a man who connects people around the world by dancing badly and capturing cultural expressions of dance and community. The second example is an artist who leaves free paintings around Boston (and then around the world...
Unit: Living In a Community
The children explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare ways to be generous in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
Unit: Philanthropy—A Day at the Beach
This lesson is a reflection on the beach clean-up experience. ...
The participants investigate the roles of historical and contemporary Latino philanthropists. They will look at the work of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the farm labor movement within the historical context of Latino activism in the United States.
Unit: One Person's Trash
This lesson helps learners see the potential for reusing materials rather than throwing them away. They research and contact community organizations that support recycling efforts. ...
Unit: Lights! Camera! Take Action!
The purpose of this session is to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, youth interview local philanthropists and create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing...
The purpose of this session is to show and celebrate the completion of the video documentary. Sharing the documentary is an act of philanthropy as it teaches and inspires others about philanthropy in the community. Participants reflect and write about the service-...
Unit: Character Education: Courage (Grade 7)
Learners listen to the lyrics of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey. They explore the feelings and actions that go along with being a hero.