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.
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Using two works of art, students will make comparisons between historic and present-day philanthropic endeavors. They will analyze the contributions of Robert W.
Students define philanthropy, hero, and nonprofit as they apply to local community organizations and civil society.
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.
The book When Marian Sang inspires listeners about Marian Anderson's historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 and her struggles as an African American artist.
Students identify philanthropy in three different genres of literature: a play, a fable, and a parable. The students learn about community and helping others by addressing a need.
Students will gain an understanding of philanthropy and the issue of hunger. They form a connection with and visit a local nonprofit organization, such as a soup kitchen. They use song, literature, measurement, maps, and art in their exploration of community service.
Students read the story Seedfolks and participate in discussions and activities centering around the characters' actions that lead to the creation of community.