To introduce students to famous people who have acted for the public good and to identify how philanthropy affects the public good.
To allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of philanthropy using sports heroes and develop their personal profile on philanthropy.
Create a scenario that frames a problem and have students think about the role of the four sectors (private, public, independent, and family) to address problems.
In this lesson, the class prepares for two mock Supreme Court trials, considering the scenarios from Lessons One and Two. The Court will also use these models to decide the outcomes of the cases. As an ongoing Current Events assignment, learners will track affirmative action proposals and legislation in the news, and report on them in the school newspaper.
Students define philanthropy based on their experience and from literary quotes.
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.