Learners recognize the value of nonprofit organizations and identify how nonprofits meet citizen needs when government can't.
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Unit: Philanthropy—Essential to a Democratic Society
Unit: Encouraging Community Engagement
Young people learn about the variety of ways citizens can become active participants in the community: political parties, interest groups, voting, and providing public service. ...
Unit: Mighty Pens: Writers for Positive Change
Through persuasive writing, young people build awareness and invite action for change about an issue. Typical writing forms may include essays, editorials, feature articles, or speeches.
Unit: Poetry of Giving
Youth will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing....
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Young people discuss the need for and examples of nonviolent conflict resolution. They promote the idea of taking action for change by organizing a rally for nonviolence. ...
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To introduce students to fundraising and to guide them as they raise funds that will be used by the class for grantmaking to selected organizations
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. This lesson examines stories from South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
In this lesson, learners 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...
Unit: TeachOne for Earth Day
Young people get outside and play in nature and recognize the beauty of diverse living things in their environment. Their service project is to take action to protect nature and share nature with someone else.
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (9-12)
Students research the practices of healthy exercise. They identify a topic related to good nutrition and personal health and write 3-5 facts to share with the class. They identify nonprofits that work to address related health needs and contact them by phone to ask questions.