Using folktales from various American cultures, learners will determine which character traits are valued. They will also debate the advantages of "paying a debt forward" rather than "paying it back." Learners will also determine how stories move from one continent to another based on historical...
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This lesson will emphasize the importance of voluntary action for the common welfare based upon student understanding of one's rights and the corresponding responsibility to protect them.
Students will be able to identify a basic textbook definition of good citizenship, including the classic Roman concept of civic virtue (putting the common good above individual need).
Students identify needs in the school and community and have a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of keeping the areas of focus for their foundation open or defined to a narrow focus (e.g., addressing environment or poverty). The advantage of an open foundation is the...
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay learners will describe responsibilities of American citizenship and determine the cost of freedom. They will determine whether philanthropic giving is a part of those costs.
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist. They will recognize the local philanthropist by creating a newspaper article for inclusion in the local paper.
Teacher Note: Prior to teaching this lesson, the...
Unit: We Are One World
Students explore the preconceived opinions that we have about people based on first impressions and lack of understanding of different perspectives. Students explore examples of bias in their own personal experiences....
Students are introduced to the concept of responsible citizenship and how philanthropy helps achieve responsible citizenship.