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Writing about giving


Students discuss giving to a charitable organization, research local groups, and write a persuasive letter about that organization.

Big idea

Donating to a charity provides funding for important causes, but it’s a good idea to research an organization before you give.

Essential questions

  • What are some ways people can give to charities?
  • What kind of giving is right for me?


  • Reflect on causes you may want to support
  • Identify and research local charitable organizations

What students will do

  • Conduct online research to identify local charitable organizations.
  • Write a persuasive letter to a friend or family member about the charitable organization they identified.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.