How Can Our Talents Be Used Together?

Grades: 
K, 1, 2

Students will list their individual talents that can be pooled together to be used for the sake of others.

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Duration 
PrintOne Forty-Five Minute Class Period
Objectives 

The learner will:

  • Describe his or her talent.
  • Describe ways that students can pool their talents.
Materials 
  • Chart paper or overhead projector and marker for recording
  • Togetherness Chant (Attachment One)
Bibliography 

Moore, Helen H. A Poem A Day. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 1997. ISBN: 0590294334

Instructions

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  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Ask students to share the homework assignment from Lesson One: What Are My Talents? and some ways they can use their talents to help their families. Were some of them surprised by talents their parents thought they had?

  2. Write "talents" on the board. Ask students to explain the talent that they illustrated in the last lesson.

  3. Read to the class the poem, "Togetherness Chant" by Helen H. Moore (Attachment One). Change the word "play" to "work" in the last stanza of the poem.

  4. Ask the class if they can "work" together to help others? Review what was discussed in Lesson One regarding using our individual talents to help others.

  5. Brainstorm ways that the class can use their individual talents to work together with their classmates. The teacher can record these on chart paper.

  6. In their journals students should record at least two ways that the class could work together to help others.

Assessment 

Teacher observation of the students' participation during the class discussion and brainstorming. Use scoring guide below if student journals are used. Scoring Rubric 4 Two sentences that each include the talent and how it can be used with the help of the group. 3 Two sentences that each include a talent, but only one tells how it can be used with the help of the group. 2 Two sentences that each include a talent, but neither one tells how it can be used with the help of the group. 2 Two sentences that each tell how the group can work together, but neither includes an individual's talent. 1 One sentence that includes an individual's talent and how it can be used with the help of the group. 1 One sentence that tells how the group can work together but does not include an individual's talent. 0 No sentences.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark E.1 Define philanthropy as the giving and sharing of time, talent, or treasure intended for the common good.