To heighten student awareness of organizations that grew out of necessity and increased social consciousness during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Unit: Bridges for All
Students research the work of historical figures who have influenced society through their philanthropic actions, especially working for the principles of justice, tolerance, and equality to promote civil society.
Students learn about the philanthropy of historical figures. Students explore how their lives have been influenced by past philanthropic acts and decide how they can benefit others.
The purpose of this lesson is to assist students in identifying the different sectors in our society and the role each plays.
Unit: Addressing Poverty
The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community....
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The purpose of this activity is to provide the photography students and the students from the Special Arts class an opportunity to meet each other prior to their involvement in the Special Olympic Games.
Introduce students to the term philanthropy.
A lesson to help students consider the benefits when an individual chooses to do philanthropic acts and to engage in critical thinking and constructive conversation regarding opposing views....
The students read and interpret and analyze various points of view. They discuss benefits of philanthropy, including justice, common good, fulfillment, and empowerment....
The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop awareness of why reading is important for everyone. Students will learn that some students do not have access to books in the same way they do and will decide how they can take action to ensure others have access to books....