In this lesson the students prepare for their visit to the retirement home. First the students create and use a personal timeline and questionnaire to write their autobiographies to be used as the author page in the Living History Book. The class will work together to come up with questions to...
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Unit: Philanthropic Literature
This lesson uses fables to explore the idea of kind deeds and helping others in turn, using fables. Reinforces that a kind deed is never wasted and demonstrates that kindness is related to good citizenship. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.
Students will read information and determine whether or not Charles Loring Brace was indeed a philanthropist. After they have "profiled" Brace, they will write a paragraph about the characteristics of a philanthropist using Charles Loring Brace as an example.
To bring awareness to the importance of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies and how they can work together.
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.
Students will pantomime a book; identify the themes of community, caring and sharing; describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good; and describe how the characters’ experiences are alike and different from their own experiences.
In this lesson, students analyze and define the concept of community. The middle-school students identify their responsibilities for the common good in their role as citizens in the school community. They list ways they can help the younger students enter their school community successfully....
Students prove that they are not too young to volunteer services that help others. They brainstorm ways they can be of service at school and home. Students identify times they do not need to ask permission to act philanthropically.
Students recognize that babies come into the world with unknown potential. Babies born today grow up to "know a different world" than the elderly people students met in the previous lesson. Students look at the known and unknown parts of a timeline.