As a group we define good citizenship, including the classic Roman concept of civic virtue (putting the common good above individual need).
This activity will help youth realize the ways that writing has served as an historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
Youth will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.
Youth will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of their community.
Learners investigate and share information about environmental organizations, particularly around the Flint Water Crisis, to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals, and achievements.
Jane Addams is a model philanthropist in action, improving many situations through volunteerism and advocacy, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.
Participants learn about different types of foundations and how they work toward improving the common good.
Young people identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. Note: One handout has Biblical applications of the storyline.
In this second lesson about Jane Addams, we learn about the impact of her philanthropic work and connect it to the needs of our communities today. Young people discuss voluntary actions they can take inspired by Jane Addams.