This lesson will expose learners to philanthropy in three different genre of literature: a play, a fable, and a parable.
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Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?...
This lesson guides students to pursue an intergenerational friendship. Through literature, students also recognize the joy of sharing time, talent, and/or treasure—something kind and unexpected–with people about whom they care. Through literature students recognize the richness of developing...
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the Lion and the Mouse illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted and whatever kindness we can do is related to good citizenship.
The students examine the motivations and work of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to benefit society through art. The students learn how artwork portrays ethnicity and then draw their own portraits to create a display of the diverse faces of the community....
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.
Students will describe the work of foundations and nonprofits, identify local foundations in the community, and explain why the people connected with these organizations can be considered local heroes.