Students will be introduced to life during the Great Depression by looking at primary source pictures taken during the 1930s.
Students will discuss the solutions implemented by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression. They will analyze why the solutions were able to be implemented over time and allow for a successful resolution to the depression. The role that philanthropy played in this success will be central to the discussion.
Students will view life during the depression through primary source interviews with individuals who lived during these hard times.
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking: Aida Rodriguez, Barbara A. Taveras, Luz A. Vega-Marquis, and Magui Rubalcava, and by looking at the work of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the farm labor movement within the historical context of Latino activism in the United States.
Students will identify themes in Spider-Man, the reasons that people choose to give to their communities, and why Spider-Man chooses to do so.
Students will understand the difference between a theme, a moral, and a topic, and to be able to identify the theme of a piece of literature.
Students will apply what they learned about Spider-Man's philanthropic actions to other superheroes, and they will express their findings to the class in the form of a short presentation.
Students will understand archetypes, the roles that superheroes play in our culture, and how Americans view philanthropy.
Students will recognize the aspects of the hero/superhero in themselves, take action on a social issue about which they care deeply, and reflect on that experience through writing.
Learners will come to an understanding of philanthropy by studying the successes and failures of the War on Poverty as a component of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. They will participate in a service activity based on reflections of current community needs and foundations and agencies identified in Lesson One: Hmmm — What is Philanthropy? and Lesson Two: Hunger Hurts.