This lesson focuses on motivations for giving. Learners explore the reasons why they might give treasure and what the impact of their giving might be upon the recipients of their giving.
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Get to know a local natural resource--its history, funding, what it offers, and how citizens can preserve it for the future. Students use their time and effort to answer a call for help to protect the environment for the common good, either with direct action or advocacy.
Students define philanthropy and discuss the difference between duties and responsibilities of civic participation. Students become aware of the role of nonprofits in promoting social justice and fairness for minorities when the government can't do everything.
Learners identify the importance of national celebrations as a way to come together and shape a community. They gain awareness that philanthropic experiences with families and friends provide closeness and develop greater participation with the community to work toward the common good.
This unit explores philanthropy in the private and public sectors (business, government, and foundations).
Using the school custodian as a resource, learners investigate the issues of litter and trash within the common areas of their school community. They work together to resolve these issues and create a plan for ongoing cleanup, engaging the whole school in the philanthropic efforts.
Students role-play experiences of the lives of the early pilgrims in their travels from Europe to America in search of religious freedom.
Students study philanthropists and environmentalists through literature and research. Students choose one environmental issue to research.
Students find poetry everywhere: lyrics to songs, commercials, and in social media. They look for philanthropic themes found in poetry. Students write poems with philanthropic themes.