We define the nonprofit, or third, sector and explain why it is important as an alternative power structure.
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Unit: Power to the People through Action
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 6)
Learners define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.
Unit: Teaching Tolerance (Private-Religious)
This lesson emphasizes the importance of respecting others and their opinions. Activities explore aspects of friendship and compromise.
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on universal obstacles to persevering and write creative "one-liners" to help them face obstacles with creativity, determination, and humor.
Unit: Exploring Nonprofit Career Opportunities
Learners explore the variety of job opportunities available in the nonprofit sector, many of which may use their skills and interests. In the nonprofit sector, the work is meaningful because it focuses on a mission to make change for the better.
Unit: Watershed S.O.S.
Through observation of the water cycle, we discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. Why is being a good steward of this resource an example of acting for the Common Good?
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Create a past, present, and future timeline of personal philanthropy.
Unit: Kwanzaa: Unity Within Community
This lesson introduces the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa. Young people make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 8)
The learners read and reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it relates to respect.
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
In this lesson, learners read the true story of Cynthia Ann Parker who was born in a white family and raised by Native Peoples. They look for and discuss the examples of respect and disrespect for Cynthia and the Native culture she was raised in.