Students will research some local community organizations to better understand the real application of the terms "philanthropy" and "hero."
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Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students will understand the concept of philanthropy and be aware of its presence in the community. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
The students examine the motivations and work of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to benefit society through art. The students learn how artwork portrays ethnicity and then draw their own portraits to create a display of the diverse faces of the community....
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the Lion and the Mouse illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted and whatever kindness we can do is related to good citizenship.
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.
This lesson guides students to pursue an intergenerational friendship. Through literature, students also recognize the joy of sharing time, talent, and/or treasure—something kind and unexpected–with people about whom they care. Through literature students recognize the richness of developing...
This lesson serves as a summative reflection opportunity for students following the learning in Lesson One as well as service learning experience(s) (in the experiential component of Lessons Two through Four). It is intended to focus upon the enduring ideas acquired both affectively and...
Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?...