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.
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Unit: Pet Care and Safety
This lesson encourages children to think about animals and animal welfare, particularly as it applies to pets. It will help them understand that animals need and want many of the basic things that humans need and want, and how humans can help provide those things for...
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students follow the example of philanthropists who impacted their community by cooperating rather than competing. Students identify their own giving passions and cooperate with each other and a community organization to plan a project. Examples of "cooperative philanthropists" are taken from the...
Students conduct and evaluate their service project, then celebrate their success. After the service project, invite guests, volunteers, community members, and other students to celebrate with the class.
Learners define bullying and describe what bullying behavior looks and feels like. In contrast, they experience the feelings of being helpful and nice to peers when they need it....
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and offer students a different point of view. It will demonstrate the importance of social justice and encourage students to adopt values and actions that help other people. While written for a Catholic Elementary School...
This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking these needs, and encourage them to think of ways to help these people.
Unit: Cultural Competence
One of the keys to unlocking cultural competence is reading diverse books with characters and locations that represent a variety of cultures. In this activity, young people define and discuss the value of representation. They do an audit of a book collection to identify representation and gaps....
What are watersheds and why are they important? Students recognize that wise usage and protection of their local watershed is an example of environmental stewardship.