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Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
Telling Our Stories of Giving - Writing to Persuade
After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
Financial literacy is generally focused on personal spending and saving, but consider an opportunity to talk to your pupils about how charitable giving can also factor into money management and how it can enhance life for both oneself...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Design an ESL Lesson: Sale Ads, Giving Directions, Severe Weather, Dream Kitchen
Four different activities provide ESL pupils with opportunities to practice different skills: acquiring vocabulary, giving and following directions, and using descriptive language. Though the instructions for some activities are vague,...
5th - 8th
Get Involved: Service Learning Projects for Middle School
Young teenagers may be aware of the problems in the world, but they may not know how close the problems are in their own community — and the many ways they can help. Mobilize their concern with a number of projects about local outreach, global research, and practical ways to bring philanthropy to your middle school classroom.
6th - 8th
Intermediate Making a Formal Argument: Giving and Receiving
Give your middle school writers the opportunity to form an opinion and provide strong supporting details. Writers will respond to the statement "It is better to give than to receive." This is a particularly good assignment to use if your...
5th - 7th
Introduction to Philanthropy-Recognizing Good Citizenship and Philanthropy in Our Community
Young scholars explore the term philanthropy and recognize it in everyday situations. They list three philanthropic activities occurring in their own home, in their classroom, or in their school. Students identify at least one act they...
3rd - 5th
Introduction to Philanthropy- Recognizing Good Citizenship and Philanthropy in Our Community
Students define philanthropy. In this community lesson, students read A River Ran Wild and discuss the needs in the communities presented. Students discuss aspects of philanthropy in a community and brainstorm elements of a healthy...
3rd - 5th
Ethics and Philanthropy The Act of Sharing and Giving
Students study the vocabulary associated with ethical, philanthropic behavior. In this ethics lesson, students listen to a read aloud, learn definitions of philanthropy and ethics, and write a personal narrative about a time when they...
6th - 8th
Philanthropy in History Lesson 1: We the People Hall of Fame
Students examine the lives of people who contributed to the common good, and democracy. They investigate grievances that lead to the call for American independence and look at the costs that are incurred as a result of personal acts of...
3rd - 5th
Philanthropy in History Lesson 2: "We the People" Libraries--Benjamin Franklin To Andrew Carnegie
Pupils study examples of philanthropy related to public libraries. They investigate the importance of books in a democratic society and research historical figures in order to write newspaper articles.
3rd - 5th
Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this lesson, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles like renewable...
1st - 4th
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Imperative Sentences, Future Progressive Tense
Finish your homework! Kids work on imperative sentences with a grammar worksheet, which also focuses on future progressive tense (going to). After they use a word bank to write instructions for a person going on a trip, they fill in the...
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Living History- An Intergenerational Philanthropy
Students gather information from a senior friend to write a biography. In this living history books lesson plan, students organize information to complete a book about their senior friend. Detailed teacher instructions for completing the...
3rd - 5th
Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Build a strong understanding of graphing and writing equations of horizontal and vertical lines. Pupils watch as the lesson instructor explains how to graph horizontal and vertical lines from an equation. She then gives individuals an...
3 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Philanthropy, Volunteering And Service: the Historical Connections Lesson 2: Hunger Hurts
Students investigate the effects of hunger on a personal and community level. They examine how philanthropy can help alleviate hunger issues in the world and in their own community. They look at the available services using Internet...
9th - 12th
Banking 7: Giving out Loans without Giving out Gold
Can a bank issue endless loans and checking accounts without regard to the amount of money within its walls? Sal addresses this question throughout the lecture, where he introduces the concept of bank regulations - specifically reserve...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Doing Our Share Lesson 1: Michigan History of Philanthropy
Students research the history of philanthropy in Michigan by looking at images and pictures while discussing the definition of philanthropy. They design a picture of the first time they saw a philanthropic act and write three sentences...
6th - 8th
Sharing Our Surplus Stash: A Trick-Or-Treat Twist
Students give the gift of candy to community members. In this citizenship and giving lesson, students read Franklin's Halloween and discuss why the main characters give away part of their Halloween candy. Students brainstorm who in their...
1st - 3rd