Children learn facts about learning around the globe. They brainstorm and carry out an act of service that promotes learning locally or globally....
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Unit: Helping Children Learn
This lesson will help students understand why people donate money to organizations and why organizations need money to help others. Learners will solicit pledges (may be money or goods) from family member in exchange for a certain number of minutes reading.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop awareness of why reading is important for everyone. Students will learn that some students do not have access to books in the same way they do and will decide how they can take action to ensure others have access to books....
The purpose of this lesson is for students to deliver the books to the recipients and spend some time reading with their partners. Students return to class to reflect on their experiences and celebrate the impact of the service project....
The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and carry out a book drive to benefit children in their community who may not have access to many books at home....
Unit: Literacy for You and Me
To discuss the wisdom of giving and receiving gifts. What makes a gift or giver wise or foolish? How should you decide what you should give?
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.