Why Do People Give?

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

What is an individual's responsibility to the common good? Can one act of kindness lead to another? 


Photo Credit:  Art Supplies by Laura Redburn is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

The purpose of this unit is for students to recognize the value of the arts and identify philanthropists who give time, talent or treasure to support the arts. Students also find ways to personally “give back” through small acts of kindness.

Service Experience 
Students create posters defining and giving examples of philanthropy in order to raise awareness in the school community of philanthropy and its benefits. Students make a classroom goal in which they commit to “passing on” acts of kindness in the classroom, school and at home.
Lessons in This Unit