Students will analyze how the executive branch enforces laws through its departments and executive agencies. They will also investigate how public interest groups serve as watchdogs on government, protecting and advancing the rights of citizens. In many cases nonprofit organizations work with executive departments and agencies to carry out their work.

In this lesson, students recognize that our valuable natural resources are maintained and cared for by government, business, nonprofits, and individuals. The three sectors (and individuals) work together to accomplish what any one of them cannot do alone.

Learners will identify elements of their own beliefs and values, establish how their personal system of values and beliefs developed and establish connections to community values and beliefs. Learners' understanding of their value systems may then be applied to develop understanding the relationship to the roles they play in the larger community. Learners first define, in their own words, definitions of belief and value terms. Learners are then to identify how and when these values affect the various roles they play in different situations.

Learners will be able to differentiate between a "philanthropist" and a "celebrity" and formulate questions to better understand the philanthropists' motivation for working for the common good.

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