We Can All Do Our Share
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
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Introduce the word philanthropy and define as giving time, talent and treasure for the common good. Children are given the opportunity to practice cooperative behaviors like sharing and taking turns.
This lesson introduces 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.
To guide children to understand that being in a group requires working together, getting along, resolving conflicts, and having fun together.
The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate that being in a group (or community) requires cooperation, working together, getting along, and resolving conflicts. The activity enables the children to accomplish this while having fun at the same time.