To compare and contrast the beliefs of the three cultures to our own beliefs today and share the information with another class.
Two to Three Forty-Five Minute Class Periods
The learner will:
- compare and contrast similarities and differences of philanthropic beliefs of various cultures.
- correlate our philanthropic beliefs with those of our ancestors.
An American Celebration with another classroom.
Using the overhead "Fruits We Bear" (Attachment One), ask students to brainstorm ideas of how this illustration represents the concepts and beliefs of the three cultures. Ask them if they feel that any of the concepts have been left off. If so, add them to the overhead.
Philanthropy of Various Cultural Traditions
Native American European American African American
Have students look for philanthropic endeavors of other cultures.
Lesson Developed By:Cheryl Larkin
Rationale for analogy:
Tree roots signify the roots of their giving which is based on their culture.
The trunk signifies the strong spiritual beliefs of each culture which support their philanthropic endeavors.
The branches represent how each of these cultural groups reach out to different branches of needs.
The apples signify the fruits, or benefits, provided through their philanthropic endeavors.
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