Learners examine the statistics of voter turnout in the Federal Elections and from these statistics the learners draw some comparative conclusions.
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Learners will cite philanthropic historical events and place them on a timeline. They will focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
To have students identify the things that are important in their lives as a means of finding a “passion” or “passions” the class holds in common. Students will then identify causes that deal with an issue related to their shared passion. This will guide the teacher in selecting and promoting...
Students explore the legacy of George H. W. Bush and how he has contributed to the common good as part of his lifelong commitment to service and through his Points of Light initiative. The students work in small groups to answer questions and present to the class for discussion. Each student...
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.
Students will recognize acts of philanthropy in literature and each piece of literature will enhance, clarify, or deepen the student’s understanding of “Common Good.” ...
Learners will understand that for profit and non-profit organizations help bring about breakthroughs in modern science/medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
The students distinguish between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They identify nonprofit organizations in their community and create an information cube to share with their families to increase awareness of philanthropy within their own communities.
The learners will define philanthropy and determine how being philanthropic affects the public good as exemplified in the lives of famous people who have acted for the public good.