Young people perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. They reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist?
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Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students edit their memoir drafts, adding dialogue and figurative language in this guided writing session. This lesson will help students realize that struggles they experience in their lives often lead to a new understanding or lesson learned. Students will reflect on how their experience...
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
The young people create a video by compiling recordings of the songs and acting they did as a group to communicate the meaning of acting for the common good. They share their video with a local hospital, retirement community, or preschool as entertainment.
In response to the book, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students identify the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students relate philanthropy to positive treatment and respect for others and consider the effects of their own behavior on others.
Students collect donations, continue to motivate and inspire the other classes, and share information about the organization and how the money collected will be used. The students sort and count the money and chart the collections by classroom and by day or week. The teacher creates graphs from...
Students compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe. They will work in small groups to identify the successes and possible school improvements in their own school system and in vulnerable schools around the world.