Philanthropy—Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure with Family and Friends

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is a citizen's responsibility to participate civil society? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Learners identify the importance of national celebrations as a way to come together and shape a community. They gain awareness that philanthropic experiences with families and friends provide closeness and develop greater participation with the community to work toward the common good. 

Service Experience 
This unit provides two opportunities for Service Learning. See Lesson Three: Philanthropy — Actions of the Heart and Mind and Lesson Four: Our Partners in Philanthropy for comprehensive service learning activities.Lesson Three: Philanthropy — Actions of the Heart and Mind: Preparation of pamphlets, public announcements about philanthropy and service opportunities for school and community.Lesson Four: Our Partners in Philanthropy: Students will participate in Flag Day activities, Veteran's Day, and other service giving opportunities related to veterans.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Philanthropy—Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure with Family and Friends
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

The students will realize the importance of American celebrations through philanthropic actions. They will be able to explain how cultures and experiences shape the lives of their community. Although this lesson uses the Fourth of July as the example of a national celebration, the lesson concepts are also applicable to other holidays such as Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, President's Day and Memorial Day.

Unit: 
Philanthropy—Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure with Family and Friends
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8
Learners will define vocabulary associated with philanthropy and as identified in instructional procedures. Learners will apply developed vocabulary to identify ethics and philanthropic actions demonstrated in family experiences or friendships.
Unit: 
Philanthropy—Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure with Family and Friends
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

Learners will participate with parents/caregivers in philanthropic activities in school and in the community to develop better parent/caregiver participation with learners, create awareness for learners to work toward the common good of the community, and continue to learn academically and socially.