Courses and lessons uniquely designed for independent schools to develop hearts and minds
The mission statements and strategic plans of independent schools reflect a commitment to developing students’ minds as well as their hearts. Across disciplines, co-curriculars, and programs, schools foster in students the knowledge, skills, and values of engaging in their communities and contributing to the common good.
Through the Learning to Give courses and lessons for independent schools, you will find creative examples of teaching and learning that develop students’ 21st century competencies – collaboration, problem solving, global awareness, and analysis – while equipping students to give, serve, and take citizen action to better their world.
Enjoy the work of your peers - Teach a course or unit written by Independent School educators:
Our featured high school course, Philanthropy 101, is a summer course developed by The Westminster Schools, Atlanta.
Food for Thought is a middle school interdisciplinary unit centered on the issue of food insecurity.
Before teaching the course, take this brief Educator Mini-Course from your desktop in less than an hour: Teaching "Food for Thought": A Middle School Interdisciplinary Unit
Introduce students to their community with Urban EdVenture. While designed for 5th grade, the year-long course adapts easily to other grades.
Before teaching the course, take this brief Educator Mini-Course from your desktop in less than an hour: Teaching Urban Edventure: A Fifth-Grade Service-Learning Course
Explore the Philanthropy Timeline created and donated by The Westminster Schools, Atlanta.
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Share a course or lesson you developed with colleagues around the country and world by submitting a plan to Learning to Give (contact us at [email protected]).
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Teach another unit/lesson plan written by an independent schools teacher (see the green block below).