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....
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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.
To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy
Students will be taking the role of city planners and will design a sound community by addressing land use and opportunity costs.
Unit: Air Today, Air Tomorrow
This lesson will provide a forum for the learners to actively participate in a project that will allow them to become stewards of and advocates for the environment.
The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the process that is followed when preparing an appeal for aid. They will use the information gathered in the last lesson to prepare their presentation to a mock philanthropic organization.
This lesson will introduce students to the idea that everyone must play a role in perfecting the world, a concept known in Hebrew as tikkun olam. Modeling the concept of tikkun olam as a collaborative effort will put the overwhelming task within the students’ reach. Students will...
Students have been looking for acts of philanthropy in the newspaper and in literature. In this lesson, they focus on finding (and performing) acts of philanthropy in the school and local community. They write newspaper-style articles about the acts of philanthropy that they observe or perform....
Unit: Cinderella Stories (The)
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the characteristics of fairy tales as a genre to the students. The students explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella. The service plan is introduced in this lesson and carried out over the next weeks...