Phil's Community Connections

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What past philanthropic actions by individuals and organizations influence youth to be part of the community? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students explore a variety of community resources and find ways to contribute their time, talent, and/or treasure. They make connections with community nonprofits, elderly people, and Nobel Peace Prize winners in the global community.

Service Experience 
Lesson Two: Pathway to Philanthropy: The class plans and carries out a service project to support a local nonprofit organization of their choosing. Lesson Three: Something Beautiful This Way Comes: Students make a connection about the common purpose between youth and the elderly in the community. By using the interview process, students learn about the contributions of people from a different generation. At a celebratory gathering, the students and their guests may work together to create something beautiful. Lesson Four: Philanthropic Peacemakers: Students will display their presentations at a family night, sharing their knowledge with our school family. Students will display their presentations at a family night, sharing their knowledge with our school family.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Phil's Community Connections
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
3
4
5

In this lesson, students interview elderly people in their community asking specific questions regarding their connections to philanthropy. The students recognize that the community is connected in many ways through generations and over time with a common purpose of making the community more beautiful.