Recognizing Philanthropy in Our Community (8th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Community
Focus Question 

 What does it mean to be a member of a community? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students describe the characteristics of someone who helps their community and relate those qualities to the definition of philanthropy. They research individuals or organizations in their community who do voluntary or philanthropic work and send them thank-you letters or invitations to a celebration designed to honor their philanthropic achievements.

Service Experience 
 Write letters of appreciation or certificate of award to individuals who have done philanthropic work (time, talent, or treasure) for the common good of the community.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Recognizing Philanthropy in Our Community (8th Grade)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students describe the characteristics of someone who helps their community and relate those qualities to the definition of philanthropy. They research individuals or organizations in their community who do voluntary or philanthropic work and send them thank-you letters or invitations to a celebration designed to honor their philanthropic achievements.