To introduce students to the financial side of operating a nonprofit organization and to the financial reporting they are required to do for the IRS.
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Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To reflect on what students learned from this philanthropy class and to gather their feedback on the class experience.
Unit: Beautiful Me
Children recognize an act of philanthropy in literature and discuss ways to make the world more beautiful with acts of philanthropy.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students explore the components of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and apply them to their own lives, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the community-building focus of the...
Unit: Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
Building a caring and inclusive classroom begins with an understanding of where students are at not just academically, but emotionally. Many students today have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that affect their ability to regulate their emotions. By teaching children positive...
Unit: Opening Our Hearts and Hands to Others (Tzedakah)
In this lesson, the students are empowered to explore charities related to their own interests and make an impact of their own. Students research different charitable organizations and choose one to represent in a creative way at a tzedakah fair. The students invite family and community...
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students understand how to use their voices to advocate for causes about which they care.
Unit: Poetry for the Common Good
We find poetry everywhere: lyrics to songs, commercials, and picture books. Poems express strong emotions and observations of relationships with each other and the world. Sharing their poems to communicate care can be an act of generosity.
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
Based on researched information, participants write a bio-poem about a philanthropist.
Unit: Be the Change: Homelessness
The learners examine their preconceptions about homelessness and build understanding of people who are homeless.