Why Do People Give?
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.
Students learn the meaning of the word philanthropy and identify examples of philanthropy in their home, school and community.
This lesson introduces the concepts of supporting the arts and artists “giving back.” This lesson also introduces the concept of serial reciprocity—when someone does something kind for you, you pass on an act of kindness to someone else.