Children evaluate a list of organizations and reach a consensus concerning which group should be recognized.
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Unit: Smiles Change the World
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
Learners will identify the ways citizens can become active participants in the community through political parties, interest groups, voting and providing public service. They will use the terminology of philanthropy and determine situations of need in the community to plan future service...
This lesson will explore the contributions made by Clara Barton to help those less fortunate. It will explore her efforts as a nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. This will be another example of the women from the Industrial Era making a difference through contributions to society. This...
Unit: Philanthropic Behavior
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Exposes students to the concept of tolerance of differences. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.
Americans not only have rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn about these responsibilities at an early age. Students will be able to get along better in their classroom, neighborhood and community if they do their duty as good citizens.
In Lesson One: Global Issues, the learners researched the work of foundations doing philanthropic work around the world. In this lesson they will look at foundations in their own community, specifically community foundations. They will analyze services in their...
Unit: Advice and Consent
Now familiar with how a community foundation serves the community, the learners form a Youth Advisory Committee and use parliamentary procedure to conduct business.
Unit: Philanthropy in Action
This lesson will teach students the role of a community foundation, explain that it is a part of the third sector of the American economic system, and extend the possibility that a foundation may fund a student project to benefit the community.