Teach One Lesson about Philanthropy

Include TeachOne in Your School Year Plan

TeachOne includes three vibrant turnkey initiatives for 2018-19, each with a lesson plan and project for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. This year, build community through giving while teaching interdisciplinary skills and art. TeachOne – with your classroom or whole school – to empower your students to want to “do good” and “do well.” 

Creative Community in Partnership with Crayon Collection 
Empower your students through this lesson and project to inspire them to get creative and take action to collect and redistribute used crayons to children that need them. Develop community connections and make art!

Interdisciplinary themes: social studies, SEL, stewardship, nonprofit and for-profit, critical thinking, language, math, science, art, doing good  

Empower your students through this lesson and project to teach tools of generous listening and visual literacy. Students create and share a poster with a simple image and simple text to communicate a message of kindness, diversity, and/or community.

Interdisciplinary themes: advocacy  for diversity, language, interviews, visual literacy, visual art, poetry, civic engagement; generous listening 
Empower your students through this lesson and project to capture your students’ love for the outdoors and show them how they can use their passion to give back to their community and feel good.

Interdisciplinary themes: language, reading, art, history, geography, physical activity, building, stewardship timeline 

Measuring Impact

These evaluations may be completed by parents and families, community partners, students, and teachers, and may be used in conjunction with any Learning to Give lesson, toolkit, or resource. The goal is to help you collect information about the impact of your philanthropy and service-learning instruction. 

*You must have an active Learning to Give account to access the evaluation materials. 

Learning to Give is interested in data related to school participation. We encourage you to send us copies of your evalutaions when you are done with them. 

Connecting with Educators

When you TeachOne, remember to share the lesson and project with your colleages and media. Tell us what you and your students did, and look to Learning to Give to connect you with a similar grade level in another state doing the same lesson and project. 

Bonus Opportunity 

K-12 #ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action by using and sharing their homemade totes and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 

Recycling Lesson Plans

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Recycling Lesson Plans

In preparation for Earth Day, teach lessons about recycling, reducing, and reusing. Click the "Lessons" link below and then filter the search results for your grade level and subject area. These multi-disciplinary lessons help students understand issues and ways people take action to make a difference for the good of all. 

View this toolkit of lesson plans, project ideas, and background information related to the environment. 

TeachOne Lesson Plans

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TeachOne Lesson Plans

With TeachOne initiatives throughout the year, Learning to Give makes it easy to infuse giving and civic engagement into your plans. TeachOne lessons are single-session lessons with a project idea adaptable for your grade and subject area.  Click below to view lessons from previous TeachOne initiatives: #Back to School, #MLK Day, and #Earth Day.