The learners will define philanthropy and determine how being philanthropic affects the public good as exemplified in the lives of famous people who have acted for the public good.
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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...
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
This lesson will focus on basic camera terminology, the techniques used to frame successful photographs, and determination as to how photographers and their photographs can and are being used to promote the common good.
Unit: Beneficial Bees
Students learn about the roles of bees in a colony and discuss how that relates to people in community. Bees have an important role in nature as pollinators, but their population numbers have been declining in recent years. Students write a letter or create a flyer to teach others...
Learners will research how colonial organizations, which developed in the nonprofit/ independent sector, have transformed themselves over time to continue to provide for the common good.
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Teach this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project ...
Learners identify the issues related to trash and litter and determine each person's role and responsibility for environmental stewardship.
Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
Students will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing.
Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards...
Unit: Deliver Gratitude Day
This lesson focuses on the meaning and benefits of gratitude. Teens research one aspect of gratitude in order to understand its relationship to health, happiness, or generosity. For their service project, they decide how they can 'deliver gratitude' to a deserving person or group. They will then...