Youth Activity: This interactive activity helps young people understand philanthropy and the language used when describing philanthropic actions. The facilitator sets the tone for a “fun” experience with words.
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Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to the differences between businesses and nonprofit organizations and key terms used in each sector.
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
To help students understand important events in U.S. History during the time period of the setting for the novel Of Mice and Men; these include westward expansion, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
In this lesson, students define serial reciprocity as "paying it forward." They compare the concept of paying it forward (serial reciprocity) with the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They brainstorm issues and campaigns they can address to make an impact that ripples forward as a result of...
Unit: George H.W. Bush and Points of Light
Students view primary documents to explore public policy on service. They make meaning of the government role and citizen responsibility in civic action. They make a personal plan of service based on their available time, talent, and treasure.
Unit: Power to the People through Action
We define the nonprofit, or third, sector and explain why it is important as an alternative power structure.
Unit: Rights and Responsibilities
This lesson examines the connections between the five basic guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights and their corresponding responsibilities. Participants explore the natual consequences of fulfilling, or not fulfilling, responsibilities connected to their rights.
Unit: Common Good in Aztec Culture
We learn about the ancient Aztec culture in Mexico.
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
In this lesson, we explore the importance of each person's right to vote and the injustice of limiting that power.
Unit: Surviving the Depression
Using primary source images and interviews, participants learn about life and economics during the Great Depression and how different sectors of society contributed to bringing the country out of this dark period.