Philanthropy in Literature
Learners read a variety of stories to engage discussion and action about giving and philanthropy. They identify examples of acting for the common good in literature and their community.
Students will define philanthropy as "sharing or giving time, talent or treasure for the common good."
Students reflect on reading to identify acts of philanthropy in literature. The teacher poses the question, "Does all literature include examples of philanthropy?"
Students will recognize acts of philanthropy in literature and each piece of literature will enhance, clarify, or deepen the student’s understanding of “Common Good.”
This lesson will expose learners to philanthropy in three different genre of literature: a play, a fable, and a parable.
Learners will compare and contrast the same act of philanthropy over two periods in time.