This lesson introduces the students to Alfred Nobel and his legacy, the Nobel Peace Prize. Students will learn about the paradox between intent and purpose as related to Alfred Nobel, review the criteria used to award the Nobel Peace Prize and reflect on how...
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Unit: The Power of Children
Students determine which community need should have greatest priority. Once a priority need has been determined, students research organizations that address that community need. The research process will use a student-generated list of questions.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students explore the components of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and apply them to their own lives, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the community-building focus of the...
Unit: Advise and Consent
Now familiar with how a community foundation serves the community, the learners form a Youth Advisory Committee and use parliamentary procedure to conduct business.
Students identify and compare the different roles of the four sectors of the economy (government, business, nonprofit, and family). They identify which sector does what and observe how they approach differently the sometimes overlapping responsibilities....
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
Students will learn about the life of Gandhi and will promote peace in their community. They will compare and contrast the philosophies and work of Dr. King and Gandhi. They will determine service they can provide to promote peace and nonviolence.
Junkanoo is a Bahamian Festival that takes place in December. The festival was started by slaves who were reclaiming some of the native customs that they left behind in Africa. Junkanoo is an example of artistic expression communicating aspects of a...
This lesson gives learners background to recognize different types of foundations. Learners will gain knowledge of the historic basis of foundations in their communities, state and nation.
The learners will survey local community members to see what changes they feel are needed in the community, and determine how they feel marginalized, disenfranchised and disadvantaged groups can make positive changes for the common good.
Unit: Around the World
Using the themes and content of geography, learners examine and demonstrate knowledge of cultural elements and traditions of selected nations of the world and how they impact philanthropy and stewardship in world regions.