#ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their homemade totes and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 

Anticipatory Set

Women in history are more collaborative in their giving. They lead movements and give to support family and community through their voices, time, and money. Take notes about the different ways that women give. What do they give (money/time), what causes do they support...

Anticipatory Set

The representatives from nonprofits and government in this video describe why there are tax benefits for nonprofit organizations. Do you think that having tax benefits encourages people to give? Do you think giving is essential to...

Anticipatory Set

Ancient philosopher Seneca said regarding our giving practice, "We must consider the time and the place, and the character of the receiver, which are the weights in the scale, which cause our gifts to be well or ill received." Discuss the meaning of this quote and what...

Anticpatory Set

Do you know someone who was in the hospital and needed blood? Have you ever wondered where hospitals get blood that saves lives? It comes from donations, and that is a form of philanthropy. This quote from Barbara Bush illustrates the broad actions that are...

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