Learners will examine the lives of individuals in the play, "The Diary of Anne Frank," in relation to community and philanthropy. They will compare the content of the play as a secondary source to the primary source, Diary of Anne Frank.
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Students define philanthropy and identify past and present volunteers in their communities and/or world. They explore the risks (opportunity costs) as well as the merits of volunteering for the common good and a more civil society.
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to strengthen community, students draft and share a book about a character traits. Students learn the importance of community by evaluating the traits required to make a community healthy and functional. Students will publish their completed books and share their works with...
This lesson focuses on the language of human rights. Learners examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and analyze the rights from a personal perspective. They discuss how well they perceive that the rights are enforced.
In this lesson learners define and discuss terms related to refugees and the common good. They explore the refugee experience and recognize some of the causes and effects of being a refugee. Analyzing The Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives learners the opportunity to explore basic human...
Unit: Impact of Giving
Learners investigate local and global hunger issues, and learn about nonprofits in the community. Through interviews, research, and videos, students create visual representations of facts and issues related to hunger. Students examine root causes and effects, and learn about the Sustainable...
Students explore identity traits through some reflection and discussion activities. They discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. Each student writes a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes.
Many people have a difficult time distinguishing between acts of kindness and acts of philanthropy. Using the definition of philanthropy from the “Defining Philanthropy” lesson, youth will examine various situations and decide which ones are acts of philanthropy. They may discover...
Children define philanthropy and brainstorm different ways people share time, talent, and treasure for the sake of others. They may select a service project that fits their interests and talents and carry out a plan of action.
Youth Activity: Participants will discover that sharing and trust are important parts of philanthropic action. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.” ~Julia Alvaraz...