ECHO, ECHO, ECHO—Each Can Help Others
How can our voice be used to make communities stronger?
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Historical figures, who acted as philanthropists, have had an impact on society and serve as models of philanthropy. Students will be an echo in their community by performing and sharing acts of kindness, serving to spread philanthropy to others (serial reciprocity). Persuasive speeches will encourage students to participate in philanthropy in the future.
Students learn about the philanthropy of historical figures. Students explore how their lives have been influenced by past philanthropic acts and decide how they can benefit others.
Students define philanthropy as giving time, talent, or treasure for the common good. They learn about community philanthropy and make a presentation persuading others to act philanthropically in a specific way (volunteering, contributing to a nonprofit, or advocating for a cause). This lesson will raise awareness of philanthropic opportunities within our local communities, homes/family, and school. Based on guidelines for writing persuasively, students create persuasive speeches encouraging philanthropy.