Students will understand the difference between a theme, a moral, and a topic, and to be able to identify the theme of a piece of literature.
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Students will identify themes in Spider-Man, the reasons that people choose to give to their communities, and why Spider-Man chooses to do so.
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....
Unit: Around the World
Using the themes and content of geography, learners examine and demonstrate knowledge of cultural elements and traditions of selected nations of the world and how they impact philanthropy and stewardship in world regions.
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
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.)
Through listening and reflecting about the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, students will identify and become sensitive to the negative effects of teasing, bullying and discrimination. The students will employ definitions of philanthropy as related to the treatment and respect for others....
Groups will collaborate to identify significant events and organizations in American history that involve philanthropy and share their findings with other student groups within the school.
Unit: Us vs. Them
Students will use themes from Victor Hugos novel Les Miserables to help formulate answers to the essential questions, most specifically, the question: Can one person make a difference in making the world a better place?