Poetry of Giving

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Communication
Focus Question 

How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?

 

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Unit Overview 

Students will gain an appreciation of poetry and learn poetic conventions. They will apply their knowledge of poetic conventions to poems they will write about philanthropy and themes related to philanthropy.

Service Experience 
The students will compile a collection of original class poems about philanthropy. They will present these poems to parents at a coffeehouse. They will also make a collection of greeting cards with philanthropic themes. Students will research worthwhile causes they may wish to support with the funds raised and determine criteria for giving support.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Poetry of Giving
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
6
7
8

The purpose of the lesson is to show students how the poetic conventions of rhythm, rhyme, refrain, alliteration and onomatopoeia create the sounds of poetry. Students will use poetry to learn about a humanitarian who began a nonprofit organization with world-wide consequences.