The lesson emphasis is on the shoe motif in Cinderella as well as the philanthropic ideals of giving and helping others. A service learning project will be developed where students create a "shoe drive" to donate to children in need.
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Unit: Cinderella Project
Using folktales, learners will explain why humankind has an important role as "caretakers of creation" and will analyze the role of civil society in environmental stewardship.
When times are hard, it is sometimes difficult to remember that the things that count are not always material, and the people who make a difference in our lives are the ones we often take for granted. The parable of "The Three Laughs" exemplifies these ideas. We may never know the reasons behind...
Students will view a video about a girl named Carly who is a refugee forced to leave her home. Students will discuss the problems Carly faces in her journey to find a safe place to live. During this activity students will draw inferences as to why Carly had to flee from her home. The students...
Students reflect on questions related to global health and then brainstorm possible service projects related to food insecurity or global health. They plan and carry out a service project.
Using the radio broadcast "This I Believe" as a model, students create visual or audio statements of their beliefs about volunteering and serving. Each presentation communicates the culture, experiences, and motivations that influence the learner's attitude about service. After presenting their...
Students write a persuasive essay to describe their observations and become advocates of preserving and protecting the Earth. This essay may be published in the local or school newspaper or entered into a writing contest.
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students will define philanthropy and identify ways in which Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.