Using Our Talents for the Common Good

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

What are the community resources that help people when government and business cannot? 


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Unit Overview 

Even the youngest students have talent to share. This set of lessons raises awareness of philanthropy in the community and foundations that provide funding to address needs. The students write a grant request to a foundation and carry out a service project.

Service Experience 
The students will carry out a service project. The class will determine which service project they wish to perform. They will make a decision based on the talents that they have to offer and the needs of their own particular community. It may involve going out into the local community or it may involve a need within their school.
Lessons in This Unit