Learners will be introduced to the concept of philanthropy, evaluate the role of philanthropy in the smooth functioning of government, and describe the role of families in shaping a democratic society.
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A Chair for My Mother is the context for discussions about wants and needs. Students will also recognize how and why families and communities help each other in times of tragedy....
Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?...
This lesson is intended to foster an understanding that natural resources require careful stewardship and that recycling is one of the ways we can guarantee that these resources will be able to continue to sustain life on "space station" Earth.
Unit: My Healthy Plate
This lesson introduces children to the reality of childhood hunger in their region. Students learn the difference between companies that are for profit and nonprofit and the types of work they do. Students also identify wants and needs.
In this lesson, students analyze and define the concept of community. The students identify benefits and sacrifices involved in actions for the common good in their role as citizens.
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
Students compare how they spend their time to how Alexander from Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday spent his money. They discuss positive incentives for donating money and make a plan....
This lesson is designed to provide the students with information about Sojourner Truth's contributions to abolitionism and women's suffrage. She worked tirelessly to aid the freed men after the Civil War and brought about increased recognition of their plight. Students will discuss the right of...