Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.
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Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 6)
This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. The learners identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
The young people define philanthropy and identify philanthropic activities.
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
This lesson introduces the type of folklore known as folktales. Young people identify the traits of folklore found in cultures across the world, including the common theme of "philanthropic giving."
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
We define the vocabulary in the definition of philanthropy through an original song with a familiar tune.
Unit: Stitch in Time for the Common Good
Learners explore that government and non-profit organizations together help bring about breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
Unit: Soup's On in Our Community
Young people learn about philanthropy through the book Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen and a visit from a nonprofit representative.
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: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
In the final reflection, the learners connect the concepts of fairness and philanthropy through written a response to a quote or personal experience.