Students work collaboratively to bring their individual devotions into a collective devotional booklet that is printed and published online. They also create an audio version. Students serve on different teams determined by collaborative planning to make the final version.
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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.
The class spends three days exploring world hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the process of farm to table food production. This guides them toward their group projects.
Students have been looking for acts of philanthropy in the newspaper and in literature. In this lesson, they focus on finding (and performing) acts of philanthropy in the school and local community. They write newspaper-style articles about the acts of philanthropy that they observe or perform....
Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
Unit: Protect Your Melon
The purpose of this lesson is to promote helmet safety through a fundraising activity, culminating in providing helmets to children. Learners will demonstrate using their time, talent and treasure to provide for the common good.
Instructor Notes: As one...
Unit: Animal Shelters
This lesson will allow learners to voice their thoughts on and reflect on this unit, the activities contained in it, and their animal welfare service project. They will have an opportunity to share their new knowledge with their peers, family members and other adults.
Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, supported many causes with the profits of her business. Students become aware of the many ways people give and consider how they themselves might take philanthropic action.