The featured folktales explore themes of helping people make judgments of integrity in different situations.
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Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Unit: Early American Influences
We learn how different groups coming together for the good of all established the Mayflower Compact. This brief agreement was the first document of its kind designed to bring a community together to focus on the common good. This may be a model for a group agreement written by the...
Unit: Telling Our Stories of Giving
Students learn effective techniques and complete prewriting activities for writing a persuasive essay. As a culmination of the unit, students choose one of the three styles of writing--news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay--to write, edit, and publish about their experience with...
Unit: Urban EdVenture Course by the Westminster Schools
To have students go through an experience that mimics the multiple steps and importance of clear communication between parties necessary in planning and carrying out a service learning project.
Our classes do “The Beast” game as we prepare for our grade-wide service...
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
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...
Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
This lesson introduces the "Living History Project." We begin with sensitivity training, as a pre-service reflection and to help volunteers understand possible needs, disabilities, and attitudes of people with whom they will be working. The training leads children to understand...
Unit: Powerful Words Can Warm the Heart
This lesson illustrates the value of art and artists to a community and shows that art is maintained through philanthropy.
Unit: Exploring Nonprofit Career Opportunities
Young people identify local nonprofit organizations through the Idealist.org website. They describe what the nonprofits do for the community and how people can help with their mission.
Unit: Everyday Acts of Citizenship
Through this activity participants become aware of their own privileges, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today.
Unit: We Are Divine Creations (Tolerance) (Private-Religious)
It is obvious that our bodies require proper nutrition. It is less obvious that our souls and imaginations require sustenance as well. This lesson is intended as nutrition for the spirit. It is intended to demonstrate ways that people utilize their time, their talent and their treasure to...