This lesson explores the difference volunteers make in our world. The children recognize that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
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Unit: Our Land
Unit: Phil Up on the Arts
Students will listen to a story and then act it out together. They identify the themes of community, caring and sharing and describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good. They describe how the characters' experiences are alike and different from their own experiences....
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
Unit: Real Heroes
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...
Students will respond to a literature book about family philanthropy. They will apply/compare their own philanthropic family acts to ideas for volunteering their time and talent to meet needs in the school or greater community.
Unit: Community Impact
Unit: Each One, Teach One
To recognize the importance of engaging in activities to address literacy in their school and community as demonstrated by interpreting and analyzing their reading. They will understand the role of acting as a philanthropist in their school community.
Students read a story about the making of Stone Soup. Through the story, they learn about the concept of working together for the common good. They brainstorm and choose an idea for a service project related to hunger and health. They work together for the common good on their selected project...
Students define community and recognize that a class or after-school group is a community because the members share interests and goals and work together. Focus Questions: What is a community and what is my role? What is health and why is it important?...