Young people identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. Note: One handout has Biblical applications of the storyline.
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Through four folktales from different parts of the world and wisdom traditions, learners explore how to make decisions in difficult situations. They define discernment and wisdom and give examples of each in real-life situations.
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