Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.
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Unit: Philanthropy in History
Students will recognize the value of volunteerism in accomplishing worthy goals.
Unit: Landscape Legacies
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to The Group of Seven, a group of artists whose intent was to establish a national identity, a sense of pride and original style for Canada, inspired by the environment. This was a philanthropic endeavor for the common good of all...
Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
The students will explore the work and impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps in their state. Michigan is used as an example, but this lesson is applicable in any state.
Students will learn basic terms and vocabulary related to the Great Depression. After listening to A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck, students will understand how small acts of philanthropy were possible, even during these difficult times. Students will identify acts of philanthropy and...
Learners research an issue, such as needs caused by a weather-related disaster. They cite examples of aid and assistance provided in a world-wide effort to help affected populations. They participate in a fundraising campaign and learn about organizations to which they will contribute their...