To introduce students to Andrew Carnegie as one of the outstanding early philanthropists of the United States.
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To continue the study of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s influence on American culture. ...
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: 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.
To enable students to describe the social and economic consequences of overpopulation as well as philosophical issues that affect government policies and decision-making about economic issues.
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.
The purpose of this lesson is to teach learners how to give charity, to whom one should give charity, and to what extent/amount of charity is to be given. The lesson follows the examples and teachings of Maimonides (the Rambam) as well as interpretations and extensions of ancient Biblical laws...
Unit: Why Do People Give?
Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.