Disaster Relief - You Can Count On Me! (K-2)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Disaster
Focus Question 

 How can we be most helpful to the victims of a major disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake? 

 

Photo Credit:  2013 Volunteers - Cate School + MRC Packs by Direct Relief is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

The most effective way to help people recover from a natural disaster may be to donate funds. This lesson introduces vocabulary terms spend, save, and donate and explores different styles of philanthropy.

Service Experience 
 The learners will collect donations for disaster relief through acting as advocates for the cause to their families and school community. They will choose a relief organization(s) to contribute to the specific disaster relief.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Disaster Relief - You Can Count On Me! (K-2)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson introduces learners to opportunities to respond to a natural disaster. The lesson will introduce vocabulary terms spend, save, and donate. The students learn the definition of philanthropy (giving time, talent, and treasure, and taking action for the common good) as well as explore reasons why people choose to donate. As a class, they will discuss and sing the song "What is a Philanthropist?"