Include TeachOne in Your School Year Plan
This year, Learning to Give’s TeachOne lessons (Back to School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Earth Day) teach the skills of respectful dialogue and guide students to work toward peaceful and inclusive communities (Sustainable Development Goal #16).
TeachOne is our antidote to, "I don't have time for that." Give a TeachOne lesson and project a try to see how impactful generosity can be on your classroom culture and student learning, AND how seamless it is to infuse philanthropy into your everyday teaching practice. Then dive into Learning to Give’s hundreds of free online lessons and activities to fit any subject and grade level.
Teaching giving and caring isn't an add on, it's part of what you do every day!
TeachOne – with your classroom or whole school – to empower your students to “do good” and “do well.”
TeachOne for GivingTuesday - December 3
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It’s a day that generosity is elevated after two shopping events: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On the day people around the world are talking about where they will give, teach one of these K-12 lessons to raise awareness with your students that they have something valuable to give - their time, talent, or treasure.
Since GivingTuesday is a social event, here's a meaningful way to share your students’ generous hearts:
- Lead the Blue Sky activity to open discussions about interests and community needs. Share your students' visions and creations on social media. Download and print our selfie template and snag a few pics of students sharing how they plan to give their time, talent, or treasure. (Login to download this template.)
- Tag posts with @learningtogive #LTGInMyClassroom #Teach1 #GivingTuesdayKids
TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020
TeachOne: King's Words of Challenge -- These lessons and projects give tools and tips for discovering our spark and showing respect and celebrating the diverse contributions we all can make. Students internalize "I matter in my communities."
As a service, secondary youth design and take a poll to find out what issues others care about and what talents and interests they have. They share the results and recommend community action and community resources. Younger students share their personal talents and interests with people of another generation to bring joy and connection to others in the community.
TeachOne for Back to School 2019-20
Elementary and secondary versions teach respectful language for positive group formation. Using literature to build relationships through trauma-informed practices, facilitators teach youth the choices they have to influence peaceful and inclusive communities.
As a service, students make "calming kits" filled with homemade items that sooth someone who is feeling anxiety or trauma. The kits may be donated to a classroom, police station, hospital, or other place where self-calming tools and words can help calm a young person.
Professional Development Opportunity: Learn More About The SDGs
Enhance your understanding of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly LTG's focus this year: Number 16 - building peaceful and inclusive communities. In this mini-course, "Sustainable Development Goals and Student Action," we introduce the 17 SDGs and explore ways to bring the goals to life in the classroom. We guide you as you teach your students about the current 17 goals with tools to research and decide which issue they care about most. Upon successful completion of the course quiz, you may request a certificate suitable for a professional development portfolio.
TeachOne Feature Lessons from 2018-19
Select from any of our TeachOne lessons to inspire your students to be giving, caring, and community-minded this school year and beyond!
Interdisciplinary themes: social studies, SEL, stewardship, nonprofit and for-profit, critical thinking, language, math, science, art, doing good
Interdisciplinary themes: advocacy for diversity, language, interviews, visual literacy, visual art, poetry, civic engagement; listening
Interdisciplinary themes: language, reading, art, history, geography, physical activity, building, stewardship timeline