Students become familiar with the motivation of volunteers through interviewing some of the school volunteers.
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This lesson will explore the events and circumstances (the Jim Crow Laws) that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. The lesson is designed to provide the learners with an historical understanding of circumstances of African - Americans prior to the Civil Rights movement as well as...
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students learn from examples of people who have experienced a struggle and used surrounding resources to make something better for themselves and the people around them. Examples of "servant leadership" are taken from the Our State of Generosity...
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
In this lesson, learners will explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today...
Raise students' awareness of the needs in their community related to hunger and ways that people and nonprofits work together to address the needs for the common good of all.
Students define philanthropy and identify past and present volunteers in their communities and/or world. They explore the risks (opportunity costs) as well as the merits of volunteering for the common good and a more civil society.
Unit: Earth Connections
Learners read about and discuss individuals who have made a difference. They review the definition of philanthropy and analyze the characteristics associated with philanthropic acts. They reflect on their own power and potential to make a...