Students read about voluntarism during the Civil War and Reconstruction and today.
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Unit: Bridges for All
Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.
Unit: Raising Resources
Students compare how they spend their time to how Alexander from Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday spent his money. They discuss positive incentives for donating money and make a plan....
Unit: We Can All Do Our Share
This lesson will help students recognize heroes within their community. Children quite often revere sports stars and celebrities. But most real heroes are not people of great renown. They live near us. By performing small acts, they win our admiration. Since children imitate what they see and...
The students respond to A Chair for my Mother by identifying ways families save and spend money. They will then identify how savings can accumulate over a period of time....
Students gain awareness that community organizations need resources (money and materials) to help people in need. Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a chosen community organization.
Focus Question: How can we use time and talent to raise treasure for a community need...
Using poetry, this lesson explores the attributes of a hero and the philanthropic acts that are achieved in spite of adversity, for the common good of all humankind.
The students distinguish between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They identify nonprofit organizations in their community and create an information cube to share with their families to increase awareness of philanthropy within their own communities.