Young people identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. Note: One handout has Biblical applications of the storyline. ...
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Unit: Welcome to Middle School
In this lesson the students reflect on the power of volunteerism and gain some perspective on the immense impact volunteers make on our economy and society. They will determine what they contribute to their school community.
Students read and discuss the folktale "The Drum," a folktale from India. Students determine the central message of selfless giving (giving without expectation of reward) and write and produce a play that communicates that message clearly. They perform it for an appropriate audience.
To introduce students to a variety of specific nonprofits and their representatives who address topics such as the organization's mission, financial support, and work.
Young people perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. They reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist?
Students role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also ways that do not support the rules. They discuss the value of rules for promoting the common good. This lesson extends over this class period and the next (Lesson Three is a...
This is a continuation of the previous lesson. Students role-play familiar scenarios in ways that follow the rules and support straightforward communication and also ways that do not support the rules. They discuss the value of rules for promoting the common good.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
Students examine how their understanding of respect evolved. This will be achieved by creating and completing a reflection/demonstration project that illustrates what respect for self, others, property and environment looks likes....
Unit: What Is Philanthropy?
Using creative dramatics, the students will act out the Greenhouse Effect and discover how it contributes to the warming of our Earth.