Students will be introduced to philanthropy and the non-profit sector in their community. Discussion will center on the idea that personal identity can be shaped by involvement in philanthropy. Children's literature and popular music will be used in this lesson.
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Unit: "I" on Philanthropy
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Learners will build community through identifying and implementing an action plan addressing one issue as identified in the School Climate Survey.
Unit: We ARE the Government
In this lesson, learners reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read and report about concepts such as civic responsibility, patriotism, right to petition, and philanthropy.
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Students explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religion practices. ...
We define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community. We learn how GivingTuesday, an international initiative, focuses on generosity and the power of social media and combining efforts with others to make a big...
Unit: Money Smart Teens (6-8)
This lesson teaches and reinforces the “economic way of thinking” along with the personal finance terms: spend, save, invest and donate in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good are integrated into the...
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants become familiar with philanthropy-related terms and a variety of philanthropy in the past. We consider the impact of people who contribute in large and small ways to the health of the community....
Unit: Money Smart Teens (9-12)
This lesson teaches and reinforces the “economic way of thinking” along with the personal finance terms: spend, save, invest and donate--in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good are integrated into the...