What does it mean to TeachOne?

Learning to Give lessons, written by teachers like you, teach the principles of philanthropy and action of service in a meaningful context. Students learn that we ALL have something to give to make the world a better place. 

At Learning to Give, we help you teach with the power of philanthropy education and service-learning. We know doing good, for the common good, improves student engagement, commitment, empathy, and awareness of the world around them. Each lesson helps you infuse giving and community conversations into your everyday curriculum.

Throughout the year, we do the heavy lifting for you with free online lessons that are field tested and approved by teachers just like you! Lessons include lesson duration, objectives, materials recommended, intructions, and reflection - and they are all tied to Common Core and state standards, as well as international philanthropy standards. You simply teach a lesson that goes with your academics or social themes. There are hundreds of K-12 lessons to choose from.  

TeachOne is Learning to Give's global initiative that calls on teachers four times a year to teach a philanthropy-inspired lesson and complete a student-driven service-learning project. Join teachers across the globe and TeachOne of four Back to School lessons this August and September. Get your whole building involved and build a schoolwide culture of giving and kindness!

With four TeachOne initiatives throughout the calendar year, Learning to Give makes it easy to infuse giving and community into your teaching plans. 

Back to School (July - September)

GivingTuesday (October - December)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (December - February)              

Earth Day (March - April)

Here are the top 5 reasons to TeachOne this academic year: 

  1. Philanthropy Education builds a classroom culture of kindness and collaboration.
  2. TeachOne lessons help students connect classroom content to community resources and needs through service-learning.
  3. The planning and prep are done for you; all you need to do is teach the lesson and give your students the agency to decide on a service-learning project to take action in the community.
  4. Teaching students to give time, talent, and treasure for the common good helps build stronger students and communities. Giving is contagious! 
  5. You will be a part of a global movement to TeachOne by educating, equipping, and empowering students using similar content and projects to benefit the common good. 

When you TeachOne ...

  • Remember to share the lesson and project with your colleages and media (checkout our media relations quick guide).
  • Tell us what your students did via email or on social media! 
  • Look to Learning to Give to connect you with a similar grade level in another state doing the same lesson and project. 

Philanthropy education and service-learning go hand in hand. With Learning to Give's resources and support, infusing philanthropy and service-learning has never been so easy. You'll spend more time doing rather than planning ... doesn't that sound great?!