Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

 What can we do to promote responsible use of all resources? What is an individual's responsibility to the common good?

 

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Unit Overview 
The Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" is used to communicate the concepts of philanthropyprivate property and commons. The children identify common areas in the school and community. They identify the need for commons and the responsibility to care for commons.
Service Experience 
Young people design posters to promote responsibility for the care of common areas.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

Introduce the folksinger Woody Guthrie and his legendary song This Land Is Your Land. His songs were written for everyone to get involved in their community. Learners understand that it is the responsibility of everyone to help take care of each other and the Earth.

Unit: 
Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

The song "This Land Is Your Land" describes many places in the United States in order to call out our wonderful shared places. Young people understand that a country is made up of people living in the same place and working together to keep the place wonderful for everyone. Nonprofits are found all over the country to make sure all people get their needs met.

Unit: 
Our Land: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (2nd)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

In this lesson, young people learn the difference between private and public resources and identify areas that are called commons. They discuss whose responsibility it is to take care of those areas and how they are managed.