Students learn about caring and sharing through discussion of the book Martin's Big Words. The lesson introduces the "big" word philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure for the common good). The students discuss ways they have been philanthropic by voluntarily...
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Unit: Grow Involved K-2
The students learn about giving and sharing through the literature book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. They show caring by creating "Spread the Cheer" cards of appreciation and/or cheer. They brainstorm and choose a group to receive their cards.
Unit: Grow Involved 3-5
Students listen and respond to a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They discuss the importance of kind acts and service for others. They reflect on a quotation by Dr. King and apply it to their own lives....
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The students experience a simulation demonstrating unequal treatment and discuss justice and fairness. Students will reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of equality and his actions as a philanthropist.
In this lesson, the students experience unequal treatment first hand and discuss fairness. Children reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream. Through this activity, the students personalize a way to act out his dream.
This lesson will expose learners to philanthropy in three different genres of literature: a play, a fable, and a parable. Through the genres the students will learn about community, helping others by addressing a need and philanthropic acts.
Youth Activity: The students watch a video of people telling what they think "philanthropy" means. Then they conduct their own interviews to gather information about the understanding of the concept of philanthropy.
Analyze quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr, about being loving and inclusive. Design posters to encourage action and diverse community building. ...
Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned. ...