IB is working on developing a good practice guide that will illustrate schools’ commitment to act collaboratively and responsibly to find global solutions to global challenges.
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Interesting question. I would begin with photos since I believe that they have a strong psychological appeal. I recently found myself spending over an hour discovering the google “I feel giving” site. I didn’t do it but I wanted to show it to the family and invite each family member to vote on the one charity they would be wiling to donate to. I might also try to find out if there is a web site similar to kickstart that focuses on charity. I would look for reports on the cost of overhead for the charity that I was interested in supporting, the number of persons served or the estimated value of the service to the well-being of the area/state/nation/world/planet.
I might develop a survey of questions that students could use to interview family and friends about how much they give annually, to whom, and how each person makes his/her decisions. One of the questions that I might ask would be about whether persons gave to the homeless people begging on the streets.
I might also try to explore the relationship between various religions and the foci on helping one’s neighbor. I would like to Scripture passages, the Koran, etc. to see how these admonitions affected giving.
I would try to find an activity evaluating how giving to one another within the classroom (not necessarily monetary) affected the person who received. Did the finding influence whether I would give to that person or group again?