Introducing The Philanthropy Project Curriculum Center! 

 

The Philanthropy Project Curriculum Center offers educators a way to provide their students with meaningful and engaging service experiences incorporating The Philanthropy Project platform, as well as extensive downloadable supplemental resources. 

 

The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsTHE PHILANTHROPY PROJECT CURRICULUM GUIDE { Curriculum Connections }

Written by international service learning expert, Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., The Philanthropy Project Curriculum Guide offers educators a way to provide their students with meaningful and engaging service experiences incorporating The Philanthropy Project platform.


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The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsCOMMON CORE ALIGNMENTS { Curriculum Connections }

The learning experiences described throughout The Philanthropy Project: A Guide for Educators correspond with the types of thinking outlined in the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in the Content Areas. The standards listed in this document are Anchor Standards. Reading standards are coded with “R”.  Writing standards are coded with “W”.

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The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsIB CAS ALIGNMENTS { Curriculum Connections }

Is The Philanthropy Project compatible with the CAS Programme? Absolutely! The Philanthropy Project is designed to promote student engagement in meaningful service learning experiences that follow the Five Stages of Service Learning, which are identical to what is represented in the new CAS Guide as the Five CAS Stages. By following The Philanthropy Project sequence, CAS Coordinators and CAS Advisors can observe how students are maximizing their CAS experience.

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PHILANTHROPY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM { Curriculum Connections }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

Philanthropy Across the Curriculum illustrates some of the ways that philanthropy can be integrated across the curriculum. This document gives ideas in many subject areas as conversation starters!

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ACROSS THE CURRICULUM { Curriculum Connections }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

Across the Curriculum is a version of the Philanthropy Across the Curriculum document so you can   collaborate with your  colleagues to discover your own curricular connections to philanthropy. Or, use another word at the center that relates to the cause your students have selected. Then let the ideas for curriculum connections emerge. Involve students, too!

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The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsEXPLORING PHILANTHROPY { Why Philanthropy Matters }

This is a living, breathing webpage where you find a continually updated set of examples of philanthropy in action carried out all over the world. Examples of youth, adult and corporate philanthropy are included.


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The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsBUILD-A-PHILANTHROPIST TEACHER SAMPLE { Why Philanthropy Matters }

This document assists students in building a “Student Philanthropist.” Using a gingerbread figure, ask students to draw body parts that illustrate parts of a philanthropist and indicate how these body parts will be used. For example, a “heart” is used for “caring”.

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QUOTE DISCOVERY { Why Philanthropy Matters }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

This documents helps engage students in conversations and experiences where they select philanthropic-minded quotes that they like, discover who said these words and their role in philanthropic deeds.

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PERSONAL INVENTORY { Investigation }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

The personal inventory helps students discover their interest, skills, talents and opportunities for personal growth. Using this document, students trade papers and interview each other – practicing skills of active listening, asking questions and taking notes.

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MAPPING THE COMMUNITY { Investigation }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

With this document, students use action research to find out community assets and current needs. This “MISO” method of action research includes using Media (newspapers, television, radio, journals, maps, internet, books), Interview (finding out from an expert), Survey (finding out what different populations think or know about a topic), and Observation and Experience (heightening their skills to see what is going on around them). Through action research and careful consideration of evidence, students uncover a significant need and are eager to get started.

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The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for EducatorsWHAT GOVERNMENTS & ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING ABOUT ____

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What Governments & Organizations are Doing About ___ allows students, once they have identified and authenticated the need during investigation, to review what else is being done to mitigate or eliminate the problem on local, regional, national, and international levels.

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FIND YOUR CAUSE! CHOOSE YOUR ACTION! { Action }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

This document helps students select a community issue that best represents what they care about and want to spend time and talent to take meaningful action toward improving the situation. The document asks students to draw upon their interests, skills, talents, and areas for growth as they consider ideas for direct service, indirect service, advocacy service and research service.

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WHAT’S YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH? { Action }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

Once students have created their campaign page on The Philanthropy Project platform, encourage them to spread the word about their plans with an “elevator speech.” Use the What’s Your Elevator Speech? document as a guide to help students prepare a short video to upload onto their Philanthropy Project campaign page. What a great way to showcase what students care about, what they know, what they plan to do, and promote participation or contributions from others!

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CAMPAIGN HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS { Action }The Philanthropy Project - A Guide for Educators

The Campaign Handbook (designed for students and available online) incorporates the five stages of service learning while walking students through planning, preparing and running successful campaigns.

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