To introduce students to the concept of Stewardship. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
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Unit: Doing Our Share
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 gain awareness that community organizations need resources (money and materials) to help people in need. Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a chosen community organization.
Focus Question: How can we use time and talent to raise treasure for a community need...
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?
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and offer students a different point of view. It will demonstrate the importance of social justice and encourage students to adopt values and actions that help other people. While written for a Catholic Elementary School...
To introduce students to the idea of helping others and to have them understand that they can also be philanthropic. (They have time, treasures and/or talents to share.)