The participants will distinguish the difference between wants and needs and learn that many times refugees are without basic needs. They respond to a story about a refugee camp, “Four Feet, Two Sandals” and come to a consensus on a service project to benefit refugees or others in need, and plan...
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Unit: Refugees: Finding a Place
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The group discusses and agrees on a need to address through donating money. They watch a film about a boy who sets up a lemonade stand and read a book about a national Lemonade Stand effort. Then they identify a need, learn more, and communicate the need to others.
Now that the need they want to address is identified, the children meet people in the community who address the need and others who may want to help them with their fundraiser. ...
Unit: Souperservice Kids
In this lesson, the children identify foods to eat each day and foods that should be eaten in small amounts. They learn about healthy habits and healthy communities where all people have nutritious food. ...
Unit: Three Chinese Stories
In the book, Sam and the Lucky Money, we observe Sam as he makes a difficult decision between what he wants and what he knows is right. The children explore the benefits and costs of giving.
Unit: Drumming from the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to have the children identify the value of the gifts in the folktale "The Drum." They brainstorm gifts they have to give (time, talent, and treasure) and the value these gifts may have to others.
Unit: Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
The song "This Land Is Your Land" describes many places in the United States in order to call out our wonderful shared places. Young people understand that a country is made up of people living in the same place and working together to keep the...
Introduce the folksinger Woody Guthrie and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to get involved in their community. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the Earth....
Unit: Powerful Words Can Warm the Heart
This lesson illustrates the value of art and artists to a community and shows that art is maintained through philanthropy.
Unit: Exploring Philanthropic Motivations
Youth analyze personal reasons for taking action and compare them to the researched motivations for giving. ...