In this interdisciplinary unit, students learn how they can positively influence their environment through beauty. Students define philanthropy through literature, music, writing and art.
This lesson introduces/reviews the definition of a philanthropist. Students become philanthropists themselves by taking care of trash found within their own classroom/school environment.
Students recognize an act of philanthropy in literature and discuss the elements of acts of philanthropy.
The students will internalize principles of inner beauty by singing together for their school community. The lesson also seeks to build self esteem and encourage students to work as a team.
The students respond to the text of Miss Rumphius and write a class book about actions to make the world more beautiful. Students learn that volunteering time, talent, or treasure for the common good involves choice, commitment, and inspiration.
The students will create a piece of art using found and recycled objects brought in from home.
Teacher Note: Arrange to have additional adults in the classroom on Day Two to help with the art projects. For safety, there are some tools and materials that should only be used by an adult.