This lesson may stand on its own as an introduction to the concept of philanthropy or lead into the unit exploring philanthropy of different geographic traditions. Participants listen to a read-aloud picture book that illustrates the value of giving gifts...
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Unit: Road Less Traveled
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
Through the use of a fable, learners will understand that the giving of their time, talent and treasure will improve the quality of life in their communities.
Unit: Poetry of Giving
Students will understand that you find poetry everywhere: lyrics to songs, commercials and rap. They will also realize that philanthropic themes are often found in poetry.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants become familiar with philanthropy-related terms and a variety of philanthropy in the past. We consider the impact of people who contribute in large and small ways to the health of the community....
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Unit: Philanthropic Behavior
Young people demonstrate that gifts do not need to be purchased with money. The best gifts are things we do with our time and talent for someone else. They brainstorm "kindness" types of gifts, such as a service or a homemade creation. They make a gift of kindness certificates....
Students will evaluate their learning about philanthropy and the service project by completing a written reflection on their experience. The reflection will not be just a recap but a looking back to identify with "new eyes" those aspects of philanthropy that came to light through the...
Youth Activity: Participants will discover how their time can equal treasure for organizations in the community. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
"My call tonight is for every American to commit at least two years, or 4,000 hours, over the rest of...