Phil Up on the Arts
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Students learn the meaning of philanthropy and community and ways to practice philanthropy in the school and neighborhood in which they live. They will learn about these concepts through music, movement, and creative dramatics experiences. The students create a product to give to an organization that works with children.
The students develop a list of ABCs related to giving, and work cooperatively to create alphabet letters with their bodies.
Students will learn about philanthropic acts and that teacher permission is not always necessary in order to perform the act. The students will learn two songs that focus on philanthropic acts.
Students will listen to a story and then act it out together. They identify the themes of community, caring and sharing and describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good. They describe how the characters' experiences are alike and different from their own experiences.
The students will practice the songs from previous lessons about philanthropy and other songs that will comprise a video to be shared with a local hospital or shelter as entertainment.