Students develop understanding of the meaning of philanthropy and how it relates to them and the needs in their community. They explore photos in a photo journal book (Lives Turned Upside Down by Jim Hubard) and then create their own photo journal...
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Unit: Welcome Home
Students will listen and respond to a story about a young girl who creates a special “rose garden.” Her boundless energy, giving spirit and continued optimism are infectious and help to unite her neighborhood in the spirit of giving and cooperation.
Unit: Watch Me Grow
In this lesson, students learn about the interconnectedness of nature and the impact of people on the environment. Students are motivated by literature to teach others the importance of trees in our ecosystem. They respond to the literature selection and design and make posters with a "Save the...
This lesson will teach children about volunteers and the difference they make in our world. The children will conclude that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
Unit: Growing as a Group
The purpose of this lesson is to engage students in a problem-solving task when there is a scarcity of materials. They collaborate kindly and share their message with others through art and a written statement.
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek...
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Through a reading of the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, learners will describe what this creation tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and will explain mankind’s permanent responsibility as caretaker of the land....
Unit: Landscape Legacies
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to The Group of Seven, a group of artists whose intent was to establish a national identity, a sense of pride and original style for Canada, inspired by the environment. This was a philanthropic endeavor for the common good of all...