Students will use themes from Victor Hugos novel Les Miserables to help formulate answers to the essential questions, most specifically, the question: Can one person make a difference in making the world a better place?
Students write essays that define, explain, and clarify the meaning of the word philanthropy.
In this lesson, students work in groups to organize the information they have about philanthropy in preparation for the next session of writing an essay about philanthropy.
Students are introduced to the concept of responsible citizenship and how philanthropy helps achieve responsible citizenship.
Students learn about the philanthropic work of Jane Addams.
This lesson presents a model of a modern day philanthropist and responsible citizen, Jimmy Carter.
Students will see how American philanthropists have made a difference in making the world a better place.