Teach Giving to Inspire Community
When your students take action to make a positive difference, they step up their game. Imagine the impact on classrooms, schools, regions, and the global community when all youth learn the value and practice of giving and civic participation.
"Giving back helps solidify your place in the world and is a big part of building a student's identity. In the larger scheme of things, I want students to realize that their actions impact more than just themselves." -Ms. Jenerou, MI
Cultivate community in your classroom and beyond by engaging students' head and heart. With Learning to Give lessons and resources you will strengthen your students' sense of purpose and belonging, foster an environment of caring and respect, and inspire student engagement and conribution.
Our free teaching resources include the following:
Teacher-created philanthropy education lessons magnify the impact of any academic content with themes of generosity, community, and civic and social responsibility. Perfect base for PBL, service-learning, and student-centered instruction. Lessons align to state standards, including Common Core State Standards, and some international standards.
Every day there are opportunities to discuss our role in civil society and decide whether and how to get involved in current events. At Learning to Give, we want to help students learn and practice taking action for the common good—yes, this too is philanthropy. This page provides tools and tips related to current events. Look here to involve your students' voice and action to make a difference.
Free Issue Area-Related Lesson Plans and Project Ideas
Click each block below to access a Toolkit to build knowledge, community connections, and empathy through K-12 lessons, projects, and community resources related to the issue area....
These resources are for adults who want to teach youth about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Use these activities to build a culture of cooperation and service while learning about civic responsibility, problem-solving, board service, philanthropy, leadership, and grant-making.
These focused resources were created in partnership with educators and organizations in a specific region, or for independent schools. Each lesson and activity may be adapted to meet the needs of your students and community. ...