Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
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This lesson will teach the basic ideas of Shemittah and the practical reasons behind the commandment and the learners will understand the connection between respecting the Earth and respecting themselves.
To focus on sharing ideas, creating and following through on a plan, and being responsible for one’s role in a group. In addition, River Crossing can have multiple rounds to draw out or focus on key terms. This activity is often used...
To develop the course’s vehicle for grantmaking funds to be secured and accessed by students and to identify partners (inside the school and out) that will assist with the success of a Hands On Philanthropy course.
This lesson covers the groundwork for the creation of the...
The teacher will introduce the concept of philanthropy and lay the groundwork for the students to participate as philanthropists in the International Coastal Cleanup, a volunteer action for the common good.
Unit: Watch Me Grow
The students respond to a story in which a child inspires her neighborhood to improve a vacant lot. The students recognize that they can have a positive impact on others. The class decides on a philanthropic project related to the literature that will benefit the school or larger community.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The students will prepare the lemonade for the sale in the first lesson and review coin recognition and counting skills before the sale. During Day Two, students will sort and count the money collected from their sale.
Lack of awareness plays a role in perpetuating racism and prejudice. Learners identify ways they can advocate for tolerance, justice, and kindness.
Learners will be introduced to the concept of philanthropy, evaluate the role of philanthropy in the smooth functioning of government, and describe the role of families in shaping a democratic society.