Fairy tales are great stories for helping young people work out complicated moral issues in a make-believe context. Found in countries all around the world, the same story plays out in different contexts. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is a "Cinderella" story from Africa in which kindness...
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Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Unit: Cinderella Stories (The)
Unit: Beautiful Me
The students will internalize principles of inner beauty by singing together for their school community. The lesson also seeks to build self esteem and encourage students to work as a team.
Students recognize an act of philanthropy in literature and discuss the elements of acts of philanthropy.
The students will create a piece of art using found and recycled objects brought in from home.
Teacher Note: Arrange to have additional adults in the classroom on Day Two to help with the art projects. For safety, there are some tools and materials that should...
In this lesson, students interview elderly people in their community asking specific questions regarding their connections to philanthropy. The students recognize that the community is connected in many ways through generations and over time with a common purpose of making the community more...
Responding to the story Miss Rumphius, a book that illustrates how responsible citizens participate constructively in maintaining and enhancing the environment, the learners will understand that being a steward of the environment involves choice, commitment and inspiration....
Unit: Cinderella Project
In this lesson, students identify that the universal theme of philanthropy in the Cinderella story remains the same even when the main character is a boy and the setting is in Ireland. The lesson focuses on vocabulary development.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.