The lessons that comprise this unit were designed to give students an opportunity to draw from their prior knowledge as well as new experiences to develop a deeper understanding of the concept of philanthropy. Student writing skills are also heavily emphasized in this unit.
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Using a variety of activities, students examine the meaning of and examples of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Students work in groups to propose ways to help reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
Through literature, students learn about the life and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and give examples of how Dr. King was a philanthropist.
Students listen to two stories and compare and contrast the activities of the main characters. Students reflect by writing an answer to the focus questions.
Students learn about literacy for younger learners. They analyze early childhood literature, learn skills necessary to become successful readers, and participate in a Reading Buddies partnership with a younger class.
Learners describe proper nutrition and compare their own eating habits with what is recommended by experts.
Looking at historical situations of economic difficulty in the United States, the learners analyze presidential decisions and the role of philanthropy during such times. Students will define poverty, connect it to human rights issues, and analyze how nonprofit organizations have an important