Good literature can do a powerful job of helping young children learn be good citizens and caring people in the community, school, and home. Through eight stories, children will learn different ways to give.
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Students explore how individuals, groups and/or organizations use problem-solving approaches to resolve community issues or needs and promote the common good. The focus is on addressing issues of animal welfare and humane treatment.
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.
Students define philanthropy and identify ways Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist through environmental stewardship. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.
First impressions of people can often lead to misunderstandings and unfair treatment of others.
Read literature that illustrates how responsible citizens participate constructively in maintaining and enhancing the environment.
Students become aware of the nature of prejudice and the positive nature of cultural differences. Learners apply knowledge of prejudice and cultural uniqueness by teaching these concepts to younger children.
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.