To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
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Students gain awareness that community organizations need resources (money and materials) to help people in need. Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a chosen community organization.
Focus Question: How can we use time and talent to raise treasure for a community need...
Students will understand the difference between a theme, a moral, and a topic, and to be able to identify the theme of a piece of literature.
This lesson explores concepts related to money. They read a fun picture book about spending and learn about saving. Learners discover that individuals and organizations give special gifts of money called endowments to nonprofit organizations and foundations. In this way the work of the...
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Through planning and implementing a reading Buddies Program, learners will recognize the importance of being actively involved in helping others in our school community
Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy,...
This unit helps students recognize that they belong to a global community that shares resources and interests. Learners define "commons" and understand the difference between common resources and private property. The learners define stewardship and environmental stewardship. They will compare...
Unit: Herstory in History
Students will explain that a person does not have to be rich or famous to be considered a hero or philanthropist. In addition, students will discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Kate Shelley and the town of Boone, Iowa in 1881.
Jane Addams is used as a model to demonstrate a philanthropist in action, improving many situations, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.