Students read about voluntarism during the Civil War and Reconstruction and today.
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Unit: Bridges for All
In this lesson the learners will identify a specific local, state, and/or national animal welfare organization. They will research their identified organization and develop a planned intervention strategy to help persuade others to take up...
Unit: What Does It Take?
Learners read and discuss a story about an act of caring. They brainstorm five ideas for simple acts of caring that make a difference to at least one person.
An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.
Unit: Thinking Glocally
We can address global issues by working for change at both a personal as well as at a local level. The lesson addresses the need to exercise civic responsibility in promoting the common good in order to realize a more civil society.
Students select an issue area and research on the Internet, specifically the Learning to Give briefing papers to identify philanthropists and philanthropic organizations who have an interest in addressing that issue. Using the information gained from research, students write a...