Students will understand the concept of philanthropy and be aware of its presence in the community. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
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Unit: Bridging the Gap
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: Pilgrim's Progress
The purpose of this lesson is to give the children background information on the early pilgrims and the reasons for their migration from England. It will also introduce them to the idea that in leaving their home, the Pilgrims met people of different cultures.
Unit: This I Can Do!
Students will recognize why volunteers are so important to a community and learn some of the things that volunteers do for their community. While written for a Catholic Elementary School, this lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
The students gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations by interviewing representatives from three organizations. Students write about the results of the interviews to summarize the goals and impact of the organizations on the community.
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.
Unit: Affirmative Action
In this lesson, the class prepares for two mock Supreme Court trials, considering the scenarios from Lessons One and Two. The Court will also use these models to decide the outcomes of the cases. As an ongoing Current Events assignment, learners will track affirmative action proposals and...
Students become more aware of the variety of jobs required to run the school. They also demonstrate appreciation for the work of different people through a bulletin board display and respectful behavior.