A children's story introduces unconditional kindness and demonstrates reaching out to someone who is lonely. Students learn that one act of kindness can lead to other acts of kindness. Acts of kindness are acts of philanthropy.
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First impressions of people can often lead to misunderstandings and unfair treatment of others.
Students learn the meaning of philanthropy and community and ways to practice philanthropy in the school and neighborhood in which they live. They will learn about these concepts through music, movement, and creative dramatics experiences.
Using two works of art, students will make comparisons between historic and present-day philanthropic endeavors. They will analyze the contributions of Robert W.
Using literature as a starting point, the students discuss the benefits sharing, giving back, and being open to diverse people. They practice sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources, specifically in a book drive.
Students read the story Seedfolks and participate in discussions and activities centering around the characters' actions that lead to the creation of community.
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.
The purpose of this unit is to provide practical insight into the dilemmas of creation, an examination of theoretical social areas needing improvement and presenting solutions in those areas utilizing tikkun olam.