Philanthropy in Action is a unit designed to introduce students to the concept of philanthropy. As they give and serve the community in their service projects, students are acting as philanthropists.
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This unit explores the basic needs and purposes of plants and people.
Students will examine models of philanthropy in history and in modern day life. Using the democratic process, learners determine criteria, nominate, and select persons to whom they bestow an honor.
To begin building a philanthropic foundation in students that encourages them to become active participants in society.
Using two works of art, students will make comparisons between historic and present-day philanthropic endeavors. They will analyze the contributions of Robert W.
The lessons center on The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie de Paola. Students explore the concepts of selflessness and selfishness and consider the effects of their actions on others.
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.