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.
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Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students learn of the life and actions taken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the name of civil rights. Students define philanthropy and give examples of how Dr. King was a philanthropist.
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
This unit helps students recognize that they belong to a global community that shares resources and interests. Learners define "commons" and understand the difference between common resources and private property. The learners define stewardship and environmental stewardship. They will compare...
This lesson will introduce the concept of tikkun olam to the students and teach of its importance. It will show them that everyone has the ability to do tikkun olam, and that it can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
Students will be introduced to the term philanthropy and the concept of philanthropic acts as related to characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Teacher's note: This lesson is...
Unit: Historical Biographies
Enjoy the study of historical figures and how they positively contributed to society by sharing research in an enticing and fun way -- a "traveling wax museum of famous philanthropists." The students research the significance and contributions of a selected famous person and develop a costume to...
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to strengthen community, students draft and share a book about a character traits. Students learn the importance of community by evaluating the traits required to make a community healthy and functional. Students will publish their completed books and share their works with...
Raise students' awareness of the issue of homelessness in the community and world. With a better understanding of their community's needs, students will be able to more effectively and efficiently determine their role in addressing community needs.