This unit focuses on different traditions of giving through world cultures (and religious traditions), looking for similarities that connect us. In addition, learners recognize that diversity makes our community stronger.
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A positive school climate is made up of people making choices about how to act and treat one another. Students survey the school population to identify what is going well and what needs improvement.
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.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Plan an event that recognizes and celebrates the variety of cultures in your community. Invite the entire community to attend in order to learn about and connect with their neighbors.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Add a variety of cultural holidays to your annual calendar to raise awareness of the variety of ways people celebrate their cultural traditions. Learning about other cultures helps us see the beauty in our similarities and differences. We can reflect on whether there are core values in every culture and how our differences add interest and strength to our community.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Have fun making creative art from natural or recycled items. Give the art to someone to brighten their day.
Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Lift others’ spirits with kind messages and art in windows and on sidewalks. Back up your kind messages with a little investigation of what makes people happy.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, students create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing the documentary is an...
Youth identify themes of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They write using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, or personification to express their feelings about giving and kindness.
Artists contribute to the common good by sharing their talents. The nonprofit sector supports artists with funding, museums, and attention or education. We learn how artists' work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art. Young...