Students will understand that foundations often give grants to fund philanthropic activities. The students will have a basic understanding of the grant making process.
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Unit: Poetry of Giving (The)
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.
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.
In a kid-friendly approach, we look at the components of the U.S. Constitution and put early government-forming events in a context and timeline. Students learn the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system. Students learn...
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To acquaint students with Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth and enable them to determine if it provides the philosophy for today's philanthropists.
Learners will describe important protections afforded citizens by the Bill of Rights and illustrate how those protections encourage citizens to act on behalf of the common good.
Learners will identify examples of philanthropy in history and compare them to the giving of some modern day philanthropists and foundations. Students commit to a "random act of kindness" plan....
Unit: Advise and Consent
Students identify and compare the different roles of the four sectors of the economy (government, business, nonprofit, and family). They identify which sector does what and observe how they approach differently the sometimes overlapping responsibilities....
Learners will develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary associated with philanthropy and awareness of the rich history of philanthropy in the United States.