The students will engage in activities to examine how they make use of their time, make an action plan, and create a to-do list to improve upon their own time management....
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Students will use national and state documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers # 10, state constitution) to find support for philanthropy.
Unit: Defining Philanthropy
Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards...
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. Students will write poems with philanthropic themes. Sharing their poems is considered an act of philanthropy....
Unit: Closer to the Ground
Introduce students to “rhythms of life” around the world, including the rhythms of music and philanthropy. They use atlases and maps to find world locations. They create their own musical rhythms and reproduce the rhythms of others as an analogy for serial reciprocity.
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.