Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War....
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Unit: Bridges for All
Students will investigate and acquire information about acts of philanthropy that occurred in Michigan during the Civil War era.
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....
Introduce students to the term philanthropy.
Unit: What Does It Take?
Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.
Unit: Grow Involved 3-5
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.
Learners will discover the historical background for voluntary citizen action for the common good as essential to evaluate actions and consequences of actions for individuals and society.