Mary McLeod-Bethune was an educator, philanthropist, and persistent civil rights advocate. Born to former slaves a decade after the Civil War, she devoted her life to ensure the right to education and freedom from discrimination for Black Americans. Bethune believed that education would provide the opportunity for all to earn a living in a country that still opposed racial equality. Bethune worked tirelessly until her death for that vision.
The purpose of this lesson is for the learners to reflect on how philanthropy, enlightened self-interest, and caring are related and to determine why and how they will "care" in the future.
In response to a picture book, each participant identifies their own unique qualities and shares them proudly on a star. They demonstrate respect and trust to share their qualities and pay attention to others' traits.
Through exploration, we see how six simple machines do their jobs together to get work done. Just as each machine is unique and valuable to the whole, so is each person unique and valuable to our group, to nature, and to the world.
The learners view works of art that advocate for social change and find that art can influence social change. The learners select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue. They write a paragraph of explanation about their work.
Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image.
Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates.
Students use visual literacy skills to talk about an artistic image. They listen respectfully to the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates.
Analyze quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr, about being loving and inclusive. Design posters to encourage action and diverse community building.
Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned.
Through this activity participants will become aware of their own feelings about others, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today. Participants will analyze their own feelings in light of this awareness.
In this lesson, learners read primary documents that illustrate the motivations of the founding fathers of the United States.
Literature and primary documents help youth understand the role of the Constitution for the United States.
Students read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust and unfair situation was philanthropic in nature.
Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They look for examples in the media and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and the world.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the contributions artists make for the common good. We learn how their work is supported by philanthropy and nonproft organizations that assure we have access to art.
The purpose of this lesson is to show that artists are a valuable part of a community and to explore how they contribute to the public good.