Community Philanthropists
  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 05. Role of Foundations
      1. Benchmark MS.2 Name a local community foundation and describe its broad purpose.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 01. Self, citizenship, and society
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Describe the characteristics of someone who helps others.

Students will interview citizens of their community and identify examples of philanthropy.

PrintTwo Sixty-Minute Class Periods

The learner will identify how citizens of his/her community conduct philanthropy.

  • Camera and film
  • Video camera and video tape
  • Cassette recorder and cassette tape
  1. Anticipatory Set: Ask students to close their eyes. Keeping their eyes closed, get an overview of how the interviews went by asking for a "thumbs up" for a good interview experience, a "thumbs sideways" for a neutral experience, and a "thumbs down" for a bad experience. Now tell students to open their eyes and see how the class rated their interviewing experience.

  2. After the interview, let students reflect on the success or failure of the interview. Discuss what went well, and what did not go well.

  3. Have each team report on the information they gained from their interview. Discuss the information received from the citizens of the community and evaluate the extent of philanthropy in the community.

  4. See Experiential Component for suggestions on making a local philanthropy video to be shared with the community.


The completed interviews and team report may serve as the assessment.