Through a study of various Asian folktales, all of which are linked below on the Learning to Give website, learners will investigate everyday qualities and characteristics that influence society. They will study examples of wealth other than money, qualities needed by ancient leaders compared to...
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All cultures have rules regarding hospitality. In many folktales travelers and those without shelter and food place demands on others for assistance. They sometimes test the limits of hospitality. Learners will define hospitality and discuss its requirements.
The learners will read several folktales related to forgiveness, investigate how compassion is interrelated with forgiveness, and describe challenges to real forgiveness.
Through a reading of the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, learners will describe what this creation tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and will explain mankind’s permanent responsibility as caretaker of the land....
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Students will learn about the life of Gandhi and will promote peace in their community. They will compare and contrast the philosophies and work of Dr. King and Gandhi. They will determine service they can provide to promote peace and nonviolence.
Students research and report on a country from which refugees originate or countries that provided sanctuary for refugees in a time of crisis. The report may be used as advocacy to raise awareness and support for refugees. Students may design and carry out a service project that addresses the...
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...