Students read and respond to a book about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science. They recognize that contributions to the common good may be in the form of time, talent, or treasure. They share their contribution of books from their book drive or other service project....
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Unit: We the People... Project
Students compare the actions of early leaders to their own responsibility to be civically responsible. This discussion and writing activity helps students clarify the citizen's role in philanthropy as voluntary action for common good....
The learners identify their own and others' motivations for giving and social action in the community. They promote giving and social action through persuasive writing.
To introduce students to the idea of helping others and to have them understand that they can also be philanthropic. (They have time, treasures and/or talents to share.)
Students review the role trees play in providing a healthy environment and their role and responsibility to protect trees. The Tree City USA designation provides framework and rationale for student discussions about what they can do.
The learners will define philanthropy and determine how being philanthropic affects the public good as exemplified in the lives of famous people who have acted for the public good.
During this lesson students use what they have learned about needs and wants to determine what items they would take with them if they were forced to flee their homes. Students make decisions as to what things they must leave behind. They learn that many times refugees must leave their homes...
Unit: Take a Breath Now
Students connect the concepts/practices of fairness, justice, tolerance, togetherness, and equality to the advancement of human and civil rights. Students share ideas about how they can promote the common good and lead positive social changes.
Unit: Grow Involved 3-5
Students listen and respond to a nonfiction literature book The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. They discuss serving others and working for the good of the community. Students create book covers and donate them to a community organization.