In this lesson, the students will learn a little history of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin. They will learn that the artists, especially Van Gogh, were driven by a need to give of themselves to others through art. Students will study the techniques and draw their own portraits. Each student...
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Unit: You Are Uniquely You
Unit: Why Do People Give?
This lesson introduces the concepts of supporting the arts and artists “giving back.” This lesson also introduces the concept of serial reciprocity—when someone does something kind for you, you pass on an act of kindness to someone else.
The students examine the motivations and work of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin who were driven by a need to benefit society through art. The students learn how artwork portrays ethnicity and then draw their own portraits to create a display of the diverse faces of the community....
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the contributions artists make for the common good. We learn how their work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art. Students may create art in the form or poetry or a picture to...
Unit: Deliver Gratitude Day
This lesson focuses on the meaning and benefits of gratitude. Students research one aspect of gratitude in order to understand its relationship to health, happiness, or generosity. For their service project, students will decide how they can 'deliver gratitude' to a deserving person or group....
Unit: Freedom to Choose
Students get a first-hand experience of not having a choice. They relate this experience to how the Pilgrims and other immigrants feel when they choose to come to the United States for democratic freedom.
The teacher will introduce the concept of philanthropy and lay the groundwork for the students to participate as philanthropists in the International Coastal Cleanup, a volunteer action for the common good.
Students recognize that their actions and behaviors will become memories for future generations. They will recognize the importance of recycling and using resources wisely for the common good. Students identify ways to make recycling a routine part of their lives.