Students will see an example of philanthropy in Native American culture in literature. They will then analyze their own special gifts or talents and determine how the family can gain from them.
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Unit: Sharing our Talents
A children's book provides an example of giving one’s talents (philanthropy) in Native American culture. They will analyze their own special gifts or talents and determine how the community can benefit from them.
Focus Question: How can we use our talents to benefit the...
Unit: Real Heroes
To introduce students to the tradition of Native American tribal giving and sharing and help students identify talents they possess that could be used to help others.
Unit: Cinderella Stories (The)
In this lesson, the class compares a Native American version of the Cinderella story with other versions. Students explore the character traits of good and evil characters and discuss the meaning of good character. Students demonstrate what they have learned about fairy tales by writing original...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
To review the idea of philanthropy through a Native American legend as people take action when a problem arises in their community.
To review the idea of philanthropy and community through a Native American legend in which people take action in response to a community need.
Native Americans are located geographically across the entire continent of North America. Their culture varies as much as their locations as they each have their own traditions. This lesson focuses on seven Native American groups and their folktales as they relate to generosity of...
Unit: Earth Connections
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore the concept of the planet earth and our connection to it in the Native American traditional beliefs of “Mother Earth.”
In this lesson, students respond to the South Asian Indian folktale "The Drum" and explore the concept of capital as it applies to traditional economic systems and trade economies. Students contrast trade without money (bartering goods and services) to giving and volunteering...