This lesson will allow the learners to experience the human impact on ecosystems by participating in an event-based investigation.
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Unit: Oil Changes Everything
Students will understand philanthropy and service learning. They will analyze past actions to determine if they have contributed to the common good. This lesson will give the context for succeeding lessons in the unit so that students will be able to complete an action for the common...
Students define philanthropy as givng time, talent or treasure and taking action for the common good. They identify philanthropy in a read-aloud story and the regional news....
Students learn about and discuss the motivations for giving. They apply these motivations to their own lives and to the goal of addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
Students will define philanthropy and recognize philanthropic activities. Students will identify examples of philanthropy in literature.
Unit: For Love of Country
Inspired by stories of service, students gain understanding of philanthropy concepts and actions. They brainstorm acts of kindness and determine how they will contribute to the common good.
Students gain awareness of the work of nonprofits and how they form to address issues that impact the common good. They learn more about one nonprofit and plan voluntary action to support its work through volunteering, donations, or advocacy.
We brainstorm community needs and how they may be addressed. Then we explore why taking action is good for the giver, the person receiving the gift, and the community. They ogether we make a plan and take action to address a community need related to hunger or homelessness....