One to Two Thirty-Minute Class Periods
The learner will:
Form teams of two players. On a 3 x 5 card each team should write what they think is the definition of the term philanthropy. During this time the teacher should write the correct definition (giving of time, talent, and treasure, and taking private citizen action for the common good) on another 3 x 5 card. Collect all cards, including the teacher’s. Read each definition aloud from the cards, letting students raise their hands to vote on which is the correct definition. Announce the correct answer.
The picture and paragraph will serve as an assessment for the lesson.
Interactive Parent / Student Homework:
Students, with the help of parents, will locate a newspaper or magazine article that exhibits a philanthropic activity. Students will explain to parents why their article is an example of philanthropy and present their picture and explanation to the class.
Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius. New York: Puffin Books, 1985.
Lesson Developed By:Rena Helemiak
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