Students will explore Native American philanthropy and the Pilgrim community.
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Unit: Philanthropy and You
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
This lesson introduces the students to the definition of philanthropy and tells how the Native Americans were philanthropic toward the Pilgrims. Students carry out their own “random acts of kindness.”
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.
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.