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109 reviewed resources for philanthropic organizations

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Get To Know Your Local Philanthropic Organizations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop appropriate interview questions, interview a philanthropic organization, and present information to the class. They use pamphlets and/or other materials gained during their interviews to mount a display about the local...
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Philanthropic Research Lesson 2: Government Agencies And Philanthropic Organizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Student examine the working of the Executive Branch of the US government and the existence of non-profit public interest groups. They research government agencies that provide services and programs to non-profit organizations with...
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What Does a Philanthropic Organization Do?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the work of a local nonprofit organization and define "nonprofit" and "profit" organizations. They identify examples of three local philanthropic organizations and work together to draw conclusions about a non-profit...
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Common Good in Colonial America

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the historical foundation of philanthropic organizations. In this values and history lesson, students brainstorm paid and unpaid jobs available today, and work in groups to research the types of charitable...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation instructional activity. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech....
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Solid Foundation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young community members explore philanthropic foundations. They discuss the work of community foundations, and then they listen to a guest speaker describe the vision and activities of a local foundation. Is there a way they can join the...
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Letter Writing: Social Action Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your pupils sharpen their letter writing skills. They compose business letters that include greetings, headings, closings, and a professional tone for a philanthropic organization requesting information. Use this resource to...
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Lesson One: Characterizing Philanthropic People

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Familiarize your class with philanthropy and involve individuals in philanthropic activities. First, determine the traits of philanthropic people. Class members attach sticky notes with character traits written on them to each side of at...
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Funding the Arts: Art from the Heart

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore means by which community arts might be supported. In this "community" social studies lesson, students research various local non-profit organizations. Students role-play as members of the board of a philanthropic...
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Stitch in Time for the Common Good

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars discover the medical breakthroughs provided by profit and non-profit organizations. For this nonprofit and profit organizations lesson, students learn philanthropic terms, research recent medical breakthroughs, then...
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Getting Involved: Increase the Feeling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students examine the role of nonprofit organizations and develop their own philanthropic youth organization within their school.
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Characterizing Philanthropic People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss philanthropic traits. In this philanthropy lesson, students review the definition of philanthropy and introduce non-profits. Learners lists philanthropic traits and non-philanthropic traits and brainstorm famous...
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A Read-In

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore philosophy by participating in a philanthropic activity. In this book read-in lesson, students collect a group of used books and illustrate an image to go along with the story. Students donate these books to a shelter or...
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PULSE: A STOMP Odyssey (6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how non-profit organizations support the arts. In this non-profit lesson, students learn how foundations provide funding that supports arts in a community which contributes to the common good. They watch the movie...
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Philanthropic Beliefs of Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils examine the tradition of giving and sharing in early Native American communities. In this philanthropy lesson, students define the term philanthropy, list 3 traditions of Native American giving and sharing, and identify 3...
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Nonprofit Organizations in the Local Economy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the role of nonprofit organizations in the local economy. They discuss local organizations, complete a worksheet, conduct research on a nonprofit organization, and write an essay.
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Searching for Stars

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Positive character traits in literature are explored in this character development and literacy lesson. Learners listen to Cinderella by Charles Perrault and Little Gold Star by Robert D. San Souci, followed by a discussion comparing the...
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A Tale of Two Men

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Theodore Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores were both born in 1858, and both came to the Dakota territory in 1883, but they influenced the developing country of America in different ways. Elementary and middle schoolers apply written and...
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Bridges for All Lesson 1: Fighting Chance (1850-1877)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study how a Quaker woman, Laura Smith Haviland, served as a lifeline for fugitive and freedmen during the American Civil War era. They research other philanthropic organizations and the associate vocabulary of this era.
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What Do They Do? A Current Events Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and identify philanthropic organizations involved in current events. In this current events activity, students search newspaper articles for philanthropic organizations, such as the Red Cross, and how they are related...
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Philanthropy, You, And Your World Lesson 1: Characterizing Philanthropic People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the meaning of philanthropy and list attributes of philanthropic people. They examine philanthropic acts of themselves and others using a song and Post-It note activity.
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Democratic Values and Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine and then discuss a list of philanthropic organizations. They conduct Internet research on nonprofit organization mission statements. Working in groups, they identify the core democratic values in assigned mission...
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Closer to the Ground

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students understand the idea of a nonprofit organization, the service donated by others, and how it helps a community. For this philanthropic lesson, students explore the types of nonprofits that would be beneficial to a school and what...
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Breakfast for Champions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students prepare an event to honor philanthropic activities in their community. In this common good lesson plan, students send out invitations to local non-profits or to those who engage in philanthropic activities and plan an awards...