The purpose of this lesson is to examine how individuals persevere in the face of discrimination and continue on to impact the course of history for the common good.
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Unit: Courage of the Heart
Unit: Whose Job Is It?
In this lesson, students begin to create a reference poster to use in the classroom that shows the relationships between various governmental and economic systems, and shows how these systems interact with the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of citizens in various countries.
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.
Students read and analyze different leadership types and then create a visual presentation about a "servant leader" who puts the needs of those served first. They may explore the rich Our State of Generosity website to read about...
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...
Unit: Affirmative Action
Unit: Out of the Ashes of WWII
The learners will identify the economic, geographic, political, and social situations in post-WWII United States and Germany and make comparisons between the situations found in these two countries. They will also explore the actions that the American people and the American Government took to ...
Learners will build their own community in the classroom based on knowledge and skills acquired in Lesson One . They will practice conflict resolution through making laws and rules, and adopting procedures in our "community."