In this lesson, learners will explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today and what policies and practices should be in place to protect them? Why is it our responsibility as people with civic virtue to take action?
Students read about Rosa Parks and evaluate how her protest of an unjust and unfair situation was philanthropic in nature. Students analyze violent situations and propose nonviolent solutions. They learn that there are 198 methods of non-violent protests that can be used to fight injustice.
Lack of awareness plays a role in perpetuating racism and prejudice. Learners identify ways they can advocate for tolerance, justice, and kindness.
Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.
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 investigate and share information about environmental organizations to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals and achievements.