Students use writing skills and critical thinking to write a poem about a philanthropist.
Students will learn to identify factual information from objective sources and to use that information to support their own points of view and refute the arguments of an opposing point of view.
To identify and compare the roles of governments, economic systems, and the nonprofit sector in meeting the needs of people around the world.
To expose learners to first-hand accounts of the function of non-profits in various nations of the world, and share that information with the class.
To share knowledge of economic systems and the role of the non-profit sector with other social studies classes studying economics and/or social geography.
In this lesson, students begin to create a reference poster to use in the classroom that shows the relationships between various governmental and economic systems, and shows how these systems interact with the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of citizens in various countries.
The president of the United States is often considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Students will analyze how significant presidential power is and investigate ways that it creates tension between the executive and legislative branches of the government.
Focus Question: How does the president influence the participation of individuals in civic action?
Students investigate and share information about environmental organizations to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals and achievements.
Students research and present on the effectiveness of a modern environmental nonprofit of their choosing. They reflect on their personal commitment to addressing environmental issues financially or with action.