This lesson enables learners to examine and demonstrate knowledge of geographic, historic and cultural elements and traditions in North and South America. Learners will investigate how the elements have affected the development of Stewardship and Philanthropy in representative nations.

This lesson will explore historical and existing religious prejudices using a variety of texts and media research instruments. Understanding of religious persecution will be learned through the experiences of Jewish people, gypsies, Catholics and the mentally and physically challenged, leading up to and during the Holocaust

Learners will explore some examples of culture and illustrate the impact on stewardship and philanthropic organizations in Australia while gaining knowledge about the geography of Australia.
Teacher Note: Teachers may want to introduce a discussion of the desecration of Aboriginal culture and religion, and also discuss issues of diversity and tolerance in Australia.

Learners will investigate the five themes of geography as applicable to Europe, discover traditional examples of culture, and illustrate the impact of non-profit philanthropic organizations in selected European countries.

Learners will engage in using the five themes of geography to explore the political, geographic, economic and social aspects of the continent of Africa and identified specific nations. They will develop a visual aid for younger learners for celebrating African American History Month.

This lesson will explore the contributions made by Clara Barton as a nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. This is an example of the women from the Industrial Era making a difference through contributions to society. This lesson incorporates a service project connecting the students to the Red Cross.

Learners will define prejudice, bias, racism, and stereotype so that they will have the necessary skills to analyze the effects these attitudes have on society. Learners will identify how acts of philanthropy worked to defeat bias, prejudice, racism or stereotyping.

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