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.
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Learners measure and calculate impervious/pervious areas. They utilize their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces to propose alternative solutions in their community. Students propose a service-learning project to raise awareness or take action about reducing impervious...
Children work cooperatively to make a paper quilt displaying the strengths of the group as they make the neighborhood a better place. They brainstorm their personal strengths and needs of the community and make a plan to take action for the common good....
Unit: Sharing our Talents
A children's book provides an example of giving one’s talents (philanthropy) in Native American culture. They will analyze their own special gifts or talents and determine how the community can benefit from them.
Focus Question: How can we use our talents to benefit the...
The students will review the concept of philanthropy through viewing a logo. They will design original logos that represent philanthropy and related ideas. They will explore philanthropic behavior as it relates to the arts.
Unit: Action through Art
The learners read stories written and illustrated by teens about action and advocacy to make the world a better place. The students brainstorm concerns/issues they have about their school or local community and create story outlines about ways to address an issue.
Unit: Giving from the Heart
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...
Unit: Funding the Arts
Students learn how nonprofit organizations contribute to the common good by supporting the arts. They role-play as members of the board of a foundation focused on the Arts who are making a funding recommendation to bring the Arts to the children of the community.
Unit: Landscape Legacies
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to The Group of Seven, a group of artists whose intent was to establish a national identity, a sense of pride and original style for Canada, inspired by the environment. This was a philanthropic endeavor for the common good of all...