Philanthropy—Sharing Our Time, Talent and Treasure with Family and Friends
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.
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.
Learners collect, organize and interpret data as to the frequency of philanthropic actions performed by their families to determine the level of philanthropy within a sample of families within the school community.
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.