Soup's On in Our Community
How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Young people gain an understanding of philanthropy and the issue of hunger through the book Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. They learn about a local nonprofit organization, such as a soup kitchen or food pantry.
Young people learn about philanthropy through the book Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen and a visit from a nonprofit representative.
In this lesson, young people identify idioms in the book Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. They discuss the meanings of idioms and talk about hurtful language in the literal meaning of some idioms. They may playfully modify idioms to reflect a philanthropic heart.
Based on the recommendations of the soup kitchen guest from lesson one, young people decide how they will take action to help address a need. They may donate canned food, volunteer to serve lunch, bring games to play with children at the soup kitchen, or make bowls to sell as a fundraiser. This lesson describes the bowl fundraiser.