We Can All Do Our Share

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

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

 

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Unit Overview 

Students will describe acts of philanthropy that are possible for persons of any age to do and will recognize that personal acts of service are carried out every day in the community.

Service Experience 
After Lesson Two: I'm a Philanthropist!, where students select individual projects, it is recommended that students perform their selected philanthropic tasks.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
We Can All Do Our Share
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2
This lesson introduces or reinforces the definition of philanthropy. The children are given the opportunity to see that philanthropy is something in which they are capable of participating. The memory building game stimulates the children to choose many different ways of being philanthropic. The students are encouraged to make a conscious effort to improve their community.
Unit: 
We Can All Do Our Share
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson will help students recognize heroes within their community. Children quite often revere sports stars and celebrities. But most real heroes are not people of great renown. They live near us. By performing small acts, they win our admiration. Since children imitate what they see and hear, it is important to point out to them what actions merit honor and which individuals deserve admiration.