This lesson will introduce the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the United States, both in the past and now. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, displays quotes that summarize his view on what he said and wrote. It will make connections to the common good through the ideas...
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Unit: How Did We Help?
In this lesson the learners express their point of view related to a quotation about self-discipline. They learn about Benjamin Franklin's personal accomplishments and his contributions to the common good, and examine his wisdom about self-discipline....
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Unit: Philanthropy in History
Students will give examples of philanthropy as they relate to public libraries. The lesson also will demonstrate the importance of books in a democratic society.
Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
Using the example of Benjamin Franklin’s philanthropy, learners will research the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and analyze why their work cannot wholly be replicated by government.
To help students understand the legal aspects of a 501(c)(3) organization and how they differ from other organizations.
Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
This lesson will introduce rights and responsibilities of citizens in society, in our classroom and community. Learners will identify core democratic values, ethical conduct and personal virtue.