Americans not only have rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn about these responsibilities at an early age. Students will be able to get along better in their classroom, neighborhood and community if they do their duty as good citizens.
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In Lesson One: Global Issues, the learners researched the work of foundations doing philanthropic work around the world. In this lesson they will look at foundations in their own community, specifically community foundations. They will analyze services in their...
Unit: Philanthropy in Action
This lesson will teach students the role of a community foundation, explain that it is a part of the third sector of the American economic system, and extend the possibility that a foundation may fund a student project to benefit the community.
The purpose of the lesson is to introduce students to the ways in which cultural groups meet their needs within a community in the past and present.
Note: This lesson also includes some Spanish Standards.
Unit: You Can Bank on Me!
Students will compare two very different approaches to moneysaving for a special purchase and spending it thoughtlessly. The students will relate this to their own views of money.
Students learn about the power of collaboration, especially in the world of philanthropy. They will discuss: Why would someone want to work with others? What skills and attributes does it require to be a servant leader?