Learners will analyze the new philanthropists, who they are, what they give, who they give to, their personal qualities, and how they hold people and organizations accountable for their philanthropic efforts.
Learners will match a major social problem with a foundation that is trying to help solve the problem and research its work.
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.
Students compare the actions of early leaders to their own responsibility to be civically responsible. This discussion and writing activity helps students clarify the citizen's role in philanthropy as voluntary action for common good.
Students will think back on their experiences and create portfolios that reflect their academic and personal growth from the project.
This lesson involves the students role-playing scenarios related to caring actions.
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.
This lesson presents a model of a modern day philanthropist and responsible citizen, Jimmy Carter.