October Moments of Service
- International Day of Non-Violence (October 2)
This day of peace and non-violence provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. This is a great time to explore themes of anti-bullying and community building.
- Make a Difference Day (October 27)
"Make Your Mark on the World." Engage youth in selecting issues of interest in their community, and doing small acts or service projects that add up to making a big difference.
- Good & Ready
Launching in October, this program raises awareness all year about disaster preparedness. How can we help people prepare for potential disasters in their area? View disaster preparedness and relief lesson plans and student activities from Learning to Give. Pledge on the Good & Ready website.
- See the October Moments of Service Toolkit for service project ideas and resources.
- Access the October Project of the Month
generationOn Lessons & Resources
A community at peace values the contributions of all its diverse members. For peace day, lessons of citizenship, anti-bullying, and community building make great connections between the classroom and community:
Anti-Bullying Lessons and Resources Anti-Bullying curriculum includes three-lesson units for four different age groups. Lessons are complete with suggested reading, materials, reflection activities and full bibliographies.
Actions of Peace: A Service-Learning Curriculum in Celebration of Peace and Non-Violence These lessons connect students to figures in history who have been challenged to resolve conflicts utilizing peace and non-violence. Students learn strategies for resolving conflicts peacefully. Students create books and images that express their understanding of peaceful leadership and share that message with others in the community.
Learning to Give Lessons
A single class-period lesson that focuses on making a difference in the community. These lessons include bonus Learning Links and Reflection Activities.
- Best Day Ever (The)! (8th Grade)
- Building Blocks of a Community (6th Grade)
- Can You Lend Me a Hand? (Kindergarten)
- Connect the Links for a Strong Community (7th Grade)
- Finding Self in Community (11th Grade)
- Good Citizenship and Philanthropy (4th Grade)
- Linked Together (2nd Grade)
- Making a Difference in Our Community (3rd Grade)
- Making our Voices Heard for the Community (9th Grade)
- Mile In My Moccasins(A) (7th Grade)
- Motivated to Give (12th Grade)
- Native American Legend about Community (A)
- Partners for the Common Good (4th Grade)
- Philanthropists in the Community (5th Grade)
- Recognizing Philanthropy in Our Community (8th Grade)
- Small Actions with Big Results (5th Grade)
- Small Fish Stick Together (Kindergarten)
- Small Steps; Great Journeys (12th Grade)
- United We Stand (2nd Grade)
- Valuing Community (9th Grade)
- Voting and the Common Good (10th Grade)
- We Need Each Other (6th Grade)
- What Is a Community? (1st Grade)
- What's My Civic Responsibility? (11th Grade)
- You Can Make a Difference (1st Grade)
- Your Place in the Community (10th Grade)
Profiles in Philanthropy
Informational Papers related to concepts of civil society and service
- Common Good
- Community Capital
- Community Needs Assessments
- Civic Responsibility
- Economic Impact of the Volunteer Sector
- Motivations for Giving and Serving
School Year Calendar
generationOn and Learning to Give are excited to offer a menu of resources to help you implement service-learning and philanthropy education into your school! View the generationOn School Year Calendar to discover more service opportunities.
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Learning to Give Units
Multi-lesson service learning units, correlated to state and national Common Core standards, to teach responsible citizenship, civic engagement, and service for the common good. This month, raise awareness of community resources, teach the importance of community, and identify community issues.
- Community Helpers—Mail and Meals
- Earth Keepers
- Give It Back from a Snack
- Go, Johnny, Go!
- Growing as a Group
- How About a Hand?
- How the Cookie Crumbles
- Living In a Community
- Our Playful Community
- People Who Work
- Protect Your Melon
- Souperservice Kids
- We Can All Do Our Share
- You Can Bank on Me!
- Diverse Voices-African American Ventures
- Freedom to Choose
- Kids Can Make a Difference
- Laws, What Are They Good For?
- PhilanthropyIndividuals and Their Surroundings
- Phil's Community Connections
- This I Can Do!
- Time, Talent, Treasure, and Economics
- We the CommunityPast, Present and Future
- What a Wonderful World—Changes Through Time
- Art for the Common Good—Junkanoo!
- Bridges for All
- Bridging the Gap
- Doing Our Share
- Executive Branch—Gifts to the Future (The) (6-8)
- Getting to Know the Community
- Global Philanthropy—The United Way
- Helping Children Learn
- Make the Connection! Core Democratic Values and Philanthropy
- Philanthropic Movements in the United States to 1900
- Philanthropy and Children Who Are Homeless
- Philanthropy, You, and Your World
- Power to Make a Difference (The)
- Road Less Traveled (A)
- Role of Philanthropy in an Ever Changing World (The)
- Setting the Stage for Service Learning Relationships
- Social Action Project (The)
- Stitch in Time for the Common Good (A)
- Water Resources and the Role of the Independent Sector
- "We the People..." Project
- All for One
- Challenging Social Boundaries
- Civic Virtue in Modern American Democracy
- Communities in Crisis (9-12)
- Concepts of Leadership
- Dear Philanthropist
- Defining Philanthropy
- Encouraging Volunteerism
- Environmental Groups and the Three Economic Sectors
- For the Well-Being of Our Citizens
- Growing a Citizen
- Heroism In Literature
- Launching Your Ship with Citizenship
- Opportunities in Philanthropy
- Philanthropy at Home and Abroad
- Philanthropy, Volunteering and Service: The Historical Connections
- Philanthropy—Essential to a Democratic Society
- Private Resources for the Common Good
- Rebuilding the Peace—United States Post World War II
- Rise of Foundations and Nonprofits (The)
- Sensitive Side of Philanthropy (The)
- Service Learning for a One-Semester Course
- Social Reformer—Jane Addams
- Sports Legends and Philanthropy—Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
- Student Voluntarism Symposium
- Superheroes as Philanthropists
- Time Traveler - Intergenerational Interviews
- Using the Carter Center as an Example of Philanthropy Today—Local and Global Volunteerism
- Whose Job Is It?
- Women in Philanthropy
- Your Place in the Community