School Partners | Giving Hearts Day - a Fundraising Event for Charities

SCHOOL CURRICULUM

YOUR SCHOOL CAN BE A GIVING HEARTS SCHOOL!

Thank you for taking your first steps in becoming a Giving Hearts School!
Participating as a Giving Hearts School is a great way to not only celebrate Giving Hearts Day, but to encourage student participation in community engagement and generosity. Get started below!
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CURRICULUM

Please use any or all the free downloads below that you would like to support your plan. If your plan is completely your own and you don’t need any additional resources, that also works! The most important thing is that whatever you do feels like your own and meets your needs.
Keep in mind is that all these materials are meant to be flexible. Feel free to take small pieces of projects or just use it as inspiration to create your own unique plan.

1. Elementary School

Introduce concepts of kindness, community, and volunteerism.
General knowledge of nonprofits and how to help will be covered as well.
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2. Middle School

Expand on concepts of kindness and community and introduce research into local nonprofits. Students can learn how we are all connected and why giving is good.
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3. High School

Lessons that activate students for a life of service and
community engagement.
Focus on finding passion and putting it to action.
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MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

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Jessica Magnuson

Jessica Magnuson is a middle school literacy coach at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in Fargo, North Dakota. Prior to this position, she was a sixth grade science, language arts, and advisory teacher for 15 years. During two of those years, she also taught a section of sixth grade social studies. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead (2004) and a Master’s degree in Teaching with Technology from Valley City State University (2009). She later earned a Middle Level Endorsement from North Dakota State University. She was recently named the 2021 Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Jessica understands the power of literacy and collaboration. As a literacy coach, she works with teachers to implement effective engagement and literacy strategies in all content areas. Jessica believes in the ability of all students to learn at high levels. She is passionate about educating young adolescents in a way that makes learning interdisciplinary, challenging, exploratory, and relevant. As a sixth grade teacher, Jessica implemented many different project based opportunities for students to learn about Giving Hearts Day and their role as helpers in the community.

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

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Jazmyne Reinke

Jazmyne Reinke is an English Language Arts and English Learners teacher at Davies High School in Fargo, ND. She also advises the journalism courses and student newspaper in addition to advising for the Pride Club/GSA for her high school. She enjoys seeing her students grow throughout their time in school, and she believes every student has a cause they want to speak up for. She designed the Giving Hearts Day Project based on a previous unit she taught in her English I course. From the original unit, she saw first-hand how student voice and choice led to increased engagement in her classroom while still assessing key skills. She hopes you find the same passion within your students and that this mini-unit offers authentic growth and opportunity for your community of learners.