Define integrity as being true to yourself and what you value. The learners explore examples of being true to self.
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Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 8)
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Elementary)
Youth Activity: Participants will know the definition of philanthropy, and be able to recognize philanthropic traits and actions. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
“Say it again! Say it loud! Philanthropy makes me proud!” ~ Janet...
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 8)
Learners read about the actions and projects of people their age who stick their necks out for the sake of others.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To identify the intersection between students’ passions, community needs and the effectiveness of organizations selected.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students will learn about federal social service programs over time and SNAP, the food assistance program.
Students experience empathy for people who are homeless by listening to a song and completing the “I Am’ poem assignment.
Unit: Investing In Others
Learners discuss the word homeless and how it is used in a sentence (as adjective and noun). After reading an article about homelessness by Anna Quindlen, they discuss a respectful way to use the language that describes a group of people who are vulnerable...
Unit: Cultural Competence
Expanding on the lesson about critical conversations, participants explore ways to use their voices for good. The book Say Something by Peter Reynolds encourages readers to find their own way to express their voice - through speaking, poetry, song, and other ways.
Unit: Wall of Philanthropists
After reading about historical figures who have taken philanthropic action related to justice, youth write a narrative about a more recent (young) philanthropist who took action for social justice.
Unit: Be the Change: Homelessness
The learners build on their understanding, seeking actual facts and statistics about homelessness locally and nationally.