This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking these needs, and encourage them to think of ways to help these people.
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Unit: Tzedakah: How Can We Help? (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
From stories and examples, participants identify attributes, motivation, and impact of philanthropists.
Unit: Best Day Ever!
Youth make a chart of how they typically spend a free day and then envision what that same free day would look like when it is infused with philanthropy. They plan a free day, substituting their usual routine with activities that serve the community. They discuss the benefits and...
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Youth explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religious practices. ...
Unit: Philanthropy in Literature
Students will define philanthropy as "sharing or giving time, talent or treasure for the common good."
Unit: Nonprofits in Our World and Community (3-5)
Students will investigate key local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations.
Unit: Humans and Nature Flourishing Together
Through analyzing a Ted Talk by Robin Wall Kimmerer, participants develop their understanding of what it means to respond with gratitude to the gifts from the Earth. Participants expand their awareness of the interdependent relationship between humans and nature. Kimmerer motivates and...
Unit: Cultural Competence
Through the voices of an immigrant and refugee, youth gain empathy and understanding of the experience of leaving your home for a new place.
Unit: Our Land
Motivated by the song "This Land is Your Land," learners locate areas on a U.S. map and discuss the definitions of community, philanthropy, and volunteer. They picture themselves as volunteers, helping others.
Unit: Lunchroom Recycling Plan
Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on research and interests of the group.
This adaptable one-period lesson plan includes a simple and powerful service project for Earth Day. The ...