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Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Unit: Freedom to Choose
In the early political history of this country, the goal of its leaders was to give people freedom to choose many things—where to worship, with whom to assemble, privacy, opinions, etc. It is still the goal today, but the world is not perfect. The students will find examples of loss of freedom...
Students look at The Mayflower Compact and recognize that freedom to assemble and worship was the “Pilgrim's” main goal—worth all the opportunity costs. Students analyze the first amendment of the Constitution to recognize that freedom is a fundamental right in the United States.
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: We Are One World
Students will use electronic media to prepare and present the information researched in the previous lesson. A comparison will be made between the lifestyles of the United States and a selected foreign country. Economic conditions, human-environment interaction and human rights will be compared...
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
In this lesson, the students carry out their service plan to promote a positive school climate, then reflect on its impact and demonstrate their service-learning process to an audience.
Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.
The purpose of this lesson is to have students recognize the idea of an emerging democracy, analyze the struggles of the people, and decide on a way to help the people.