In this lesson, the students read about some of the religious practices of the Aztec Empire and discuss the practice of human sacrifice to appease the gods. Students discuss the concept of sacrifice for the common good and debate how far we go in sacrificing for the common good.
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Unit: Protect Your Melon
The purpose of this lesson is to promote helmet safety through a fundraising activity, culminating in providing helmets to children. Learners will demonstrate using their time, talent and treasure to provide for the common good.
Instructor Notes: As one...
Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
In this lesson the learners will identify a specific local, state, and/or national animal welfare organization. They will research their identified organization and develop a planned intervention strategy to help persuade others to take up...
Students research a Nobel Peace Prize winner to gain understanding of his/her philanthropic contribution to our global community. Students present their research on a display board and share the information on a family night.
Unit: What Respect Means to Me
Learners define respect first without any input from the teacher or class discussion. Then as a group, they discuss the meaning of respect and differentiate it and contrast it with disrespectful behavior to self and others.
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students will define philanthropy and identify ways in which Johnny Appleseed acted as a philanthropist. After identifying ways in which they personally act as philanthropists, they will raise awareness of philanthropy in the school and home.
In this lesson, students design a poster advertising the snack sale and its philanthropic purpose. They also write friendly letters seeking the help of volunteers.
Our democracy is maintained in part through philanthropic actions inspired by the Core Democratic Values. In the absence of these values, injustice such as the Japanese Internment following the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II goes unchecked. Students have the...