Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about...
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Students see the importance of working together for the common good. They will create persuasive radio public service announcements about a philanthropic organization and its mission, and justify a personal choice about an organization they would like to support with time (...
Learners will develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary associated with philanthropy and awareness of the rich history of philanthropy in the United States.
Students will respond to a literature book about family philanthropy. They will apply/compare their own philanthropic family acts to ideas for volunteering their time and talent to meet needs in the school or greater community.
Students read about Jane Addams whose philanthropy took the form of advocacy and influenced the other economic sectors (government, for-profit or business sector, and households sector) of the American economy/society.
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate to students that being in a group requires cooperation, working together, getting along and resolving conflicts. The activity enables the children to accomplish this while having fun at the same time.
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Students will gain a basic understanding of philanthropic vocabulary and how they see it reflected in their lives and in their school and community.
The learners will discover and understand that they have roles to play as civic participants and that by doing so, they too can make a difference.