The learners will discover and understand that they have roles to play as civic participants and that by doing so, they too can make a difference.
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Students will understand the vocabulary of philanthropy and the importance of the tradition of philanthropy to the community and civil society.
Unit: Growing as a Group
This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to consider the effect their individual actions have on the group. To encourage students to brainstorm and develop ideas for classroom rules....
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to use their talents and cooperation skills to build a caring community outside the classroom. ...
This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to share supplies and to work cooperatively together in the classroom while completing an art activity. This lesson may be taught at the very beginning of the school year. Explain that being in a classroom is different...
The students recognize that their classroom is a community because the students are brought together for a common purpose. The students are encouraged to be philanthropic within their classroom, school and family. They reflect on how philanthropy and trust affect the common good of...
Learners will develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary associated with philanthropy and awareness of the rich history of philanthropy in the United States.
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
This lesson will introduce the children to a hero whose actions changed the course of history. Students will describe what they learned about being a hero and relate some of the characteristics of heroes to a personal hero.
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.