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Students share the value of helping others through reading and art activities. In this Clifford and the Big Storm lesson plan, students read the story, discuss courage, and create a gallery of heroes.
Students investigate the concept of basic needs. In this philanthropy lesson, students define the term "philanthropy" and brainstorm ways to help others who don't get their basic needs met. Students analyze and sort acts of philanthropy in various ways.
Teach the skills, phrases, and responses necessary to help another person. Your autistic learner will practice specific phrases and responses in simulated situations where an adult or peer needs assistance. The exercise includes helpful hints, tips, and troubleshooting suggestions to make the lesson go smoothly.
Young scholars investigate how people should act socially responsible in the community. They aare given a scenario and then asked how they are supposed to act in the situation. Then students role play to make a compassionate and responsible choice.
Students explore philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students read The Seven Chinese Brothers, identify the elements of the story, and then go out in the world to help others by sharing their talents.
Learners read the book, The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm. They discuss helping others and create a paper door to let "elves" into their classroom.
In these helping others worksheets, read a chart that shows how a group of kids planned to fix up a park. Students answer questions based on the chart. Students then create a bank to help them save money for a worthy cause.
Young scholars help others learn to read and write. In this service learning lesson, students write letters that are assembled in Project Love Kits for young scholars in other countries who need help with reading and writing.
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic. Learning links, reflections, service opportunities, and worksheets are included in the richly detailed plan. 
Good friends help each other stay on track to meet their personal goals. HIgh schoolers discuss how they can be or use co-pilots (friends) to reach their career and education goals. Activities and several worksheets are included.
Students read a story and respond.  In this caring and helping others instructional activity, students read Arthur's Halloween making predictions as they go.  Students write a report on caring, create a caring journal where they record how they have been kind and helped others, make a timeline of the story's event and make a haunted classroom.  Students also use the Internet to explore the Arthur website.
Students examine historical women who wanted to abolish slavery. In this social science lesson, students review what the Grimke sisters did to help in ending slavery. Students write why they think all people should be equal and can create a poster that persuades people to go and hear a speech by the Grimke sister.
Students investigate how gardening can help others through sharing by listening to a read aloud of Shea Darian's, Grandpa's Garden. They examine at least three purposes of gardens and their importance to people.
An outstanding worksheet on social skills is here for you. This four-page worksheet poses 25 skills for learners to consider, and rate themselves on using a 1 - 5 scale. At the bottom of the sheet, they must choose five skills they feel need improvement, list them, and come up with three ideas of how they can improve. Excellent!
Identify core social studies subjects with adult learners. They will discuss key issues from twentieth century American history and identify key social studies concepts taught at elementary grade levels. They then modify this activity to work with elementary social studies students. Great for student teachers. Note: Links are included.
Ninth graders diagram their own support system and recognize the important role social networks play in the process of developing and maintaining independence in an interdependent society.
Students examine the idea of tribal sharing in the Native American community. They read a story about Native Americans and note the ways they are helping others. They draw a picture showing one of these acts.
Students identify componets of stewardship and philanthropy. They examine their talents and how they use their time. They develop ways to use their time and talents to help others.
Students describe how a talent can be used to help others. They read a story about a Native American boy who shares his talent with others. They illustrate their special talent and shares them with the group.
Students role play. In this service lesson, students brainstorm what it means to love their neighbor as themselves. Students discuss why it is important to help others and role play scenarios where they volunteer to help someone in need.

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