The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, students create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing the documentary is an...
Filter by subjects:
Filter by audience:
Filter by unit » issue area:
find a lesson
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
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.
Students will develop a collaborative definition of "community" and realize the unique attributes of our community.
In this lesson, students create a gift of story modeled after the documentary The Gift of All. The students will research and/or interview a local philanthropist. Each student will write a biography telling the story of the philanthropist. They share the completed biography with an...
Students describe elements of personal health and fitness and relate this to the health of the community, recognizing that the elements of a healthy community are good for all members. The students identify the availability of healthy foods and practices in the school,...
Unit: Living In a Community
Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
Learners will analyze the “new philanthropists,” who they are, what they give, to whom they give, their personal qualities, and how they hold people and organizations accountable for their philanthropic efforts. They will consider different causes and issues which they might support.