Students examine the consequences of Abraham Lincoln's responsible decisions. The introduction of the concept of common good adds a dimension to the benefit/consequences of taking responsibility.
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Raise students' awareness of the needs in their community related to hunger and ways that people and nonprofits work together to address the needs for the common good of all.
Students review the Civil Rights work of Martin Luther King, Jr. as discussed in Lesson One. They create an acrostic about his life and work. Then students identify his goals and relate goals to perseverance.
Students brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and then they discuss the logistics of carrying out some of the goals. They brainstorm about what resources are needed, what needs would be met, and how they can ensure perseverance in reaching one or more of the goals.
The purpose of this lesson is to reflect on the value of focusing on long-term impact. Students reflect on the importance of not getting discouraged when their actions don't seem to make a difference in the short term.