To introduce students to fundraising and to guide them as they raise funds that will be used by the class for grantmaking to selected organizations
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To introduce students to the grantmaking process
The students will write a business letter to the service professional organization they have chosen requesting information about the organization and its cause. This information will be the foundation for the research paper each student will write.
Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will identify causes that they care about and use writing as a tool to make a difference, using the persuasive writing techniques that they identified in previous lessons, by either writing to a lawmaker or a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
The classroom is matched up with another classroom in the country or the world. The students communicate by letter or e-mail and compare characteristics of place such as methods of transportation, weather, resources and culture. Students will eventually work with their pen pal classroom to...
Unit: Helping Children Learn
Learners will actively help younger children write and edit their own pattern books. They will determine the value of their service learning project to the betterment of the community.
Unit: Foundations and You
Unit: Bridging the Gap
This lesson will expose students to philanthropic needs and actions in literature and evaluate them in an essay. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.