Together we define philanthropy and identify health and safety issues we encounter in the community. The group creates a visual display showing issues of health and safety that are important to them....
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Learners will analyze the “new philanthropists,” who they are, what they give, to whom they give, their personal qualities, and how they hold people and organizations accountable for their philanthropic efforts. They will consider different causes and issues which they might support.
Learners will visually present their findings from Lesson One. They investigate a local nonprofit through an interview with an employee and orally present this information.
Learners will distinguish between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. They will identify and dispel some of the myths of nonprofit employment. Using the Action Without Borders/Idealist.org web site, ...
Learners recognize hunger as a global community issue and the role of the four sectors of society in solving problems of hunger in the community. They will be challenged to apply their own time, talent and treasure to address the issue of local hunger.
In this lesson, the students carry out their service plan to promote a positive school climate, then reflect on its impact and demonstrate their service-learning process to an audience.
A positive school climate is made up of people making choices about how to act and treat one another. It is everyone's responsibility to be a good school citizen. Students identify what traits they value most and survey the school population to identify what is going well and what students feel...
Unit: Road Less Traveled
We build empathy and respect for people and giving traditions by listening to stories and traditions of present-day Native Americans. Participants practice listening and taking notes to capture key ideas. ...
Unit: Buzzing is BEE-lieving
As students work as "insect investigators," they become more aware of their environment and become familiar with several insects and their unique characteristics. This activity is best used in spring or fall.
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to have students identify the shared gifts in the folktale, "The Drum" and determine their relative value. The students brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to others.