To enable students to identify a major Michigan philanthropic contributor whose efforts still affect society today.
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Unit: Concepts of Leadership
Students will research Charles Hackley, a major historical philanthropist from the Muskegon community, and identify his many philanthropic acts.
Students are to think about all of the contributions of Charles Hackley and describe how important they are to us today. They will realize that philanthropy did not stop with Charles Hackley and that they need to continue the tradition.
Through literature, students see a garden as a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They show environmental responsibility by sharing a garden within a community.
Through the use of a trade book, students see that a garden is a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They will see that a garden is to be shared with other people and wildlife, such as butterflies and birds....
In this culminating lesson, the students perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. As a final piece, students reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to...
Students will listen to two stories, and compare and contrast the activities of the main characters. As a final piece, students reflect by writing an answer to some essential questions: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist? What does...
To show students that responsible citizens can resolve social problems by constructively participating in their community.
To encourage children to consider the effects of their actions on others and realize that even very young people are capable of the kind of selfless actions that...
Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students will identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.