The students use clay to create functional forms for everyday use. They plan a fundraiser at which they sell their pottery. The money raised is donated to the soup kitchen they visited earlier in the unit....
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This lesson will focus on recognizing and examining learners perceptions of others, differences and prejudices. Prejudice is a learned behavior with fear and lack of knowledge at its root. Learners will discover how prejudices are learned and will be able to demonstrate how prejudice endangers...
In this two-session lesson plan, students are introduced to the VING video project. They have the opportunity to create a brief video as an application to award someone they admire $1,000 as a needed boost. This lesson guides discussion of why and how to take action for the good of someone in...
Unit: For Love of Country
Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
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.
Learners will analyze literary characters in five European folktales, focusing particularly on strong female characters. They will analyze what small acts of kindness contribute to both the giver and receiver and determine a path of personal giving through random acts of kindness.
Giving homemade blankets to help people who are homeless or children who are in the hospital is a form of philanthropy (giving treasure). Using a decision-making model, the students compare blanket projects and determine whether they have the time, talent, and treasure to help...
Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."
The learners define and explain the importance of civic engagement and responsible citizenship. They explore the reasons why people may hesitate to become involved in solving problems and consider ways in which they can be "part of the solution" rather than a "part of the problem."