The learners explore characteristics of "For-Profit" and "Not-for-Profit" businesses and organizations. They identify the role of volunteerism and research the incentives often used to attract volunteers. They will use this information to promote...
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This lesson will encourage students to think of ways that they can be (or have been) philanthropists. A puppet or doll is used to tell a story about going to a soup kitchen to motivate the students about providing food for a soup kitchen or other organization that addresses hunger....
Students read about Jane Addams whose philanthropy took the form of advocacy and influenced the other economic sectors (government, for-profit or business sector, and households sector) of the American economy/society.
Raise awareness of the needs of others who are unable to provide a balanced nutritious diet for their own families. Students learn about the Heifer Project that provides families with resources and education so they can have nutritious food and earn a living within their own communities.
Students brainstorm community needs and how they may be addressed. They explore why taking action is good for the giver, the person receiving the gift, and the community. They make a plan and take action to address a community need related to hunger or homelessness.
The learners develop a greater understanding of hunger and malnutrition and explore ones responsibility to share unevenly distributed food resources.
Students will respond to a literature book about family philanthropy. They will apply/compare their own philanthropic family acts to ideas for volunteering their time and talent to meet needs in the school or greater community.
Raise learner's awareness and understanding of "homelessness" and difficulties people experience with poverty. The learners discuss the benefits of giving to others and reflect on ways they might address the needs of people living in poverty in their community.
Learners read about and discuss individuals who have made a difference. They review the definition of philanthropy and analyze the characteristics associated with philanthropic acts. They reflect on their own power and potential to make a...