Students learn about the philanthropic work of Jane Addams.
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Learners will describe the work of nonprofits and research their role in the local community. They will research which local nonprofits welcome the work of volunteers and provide a data base for other students who are looking for community service opportunities.
This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking the resources to meet these needs, and why this may occur. Students will be guided and encouraged to think of ways they can help people in need...
Unit: All for One
This lesson introduces the learner to some of the resources--individual, organizational (for profit and non profit), and governmental-- available to provide forewarning/alert, preparedness programs, as well as relief during and in the aftermath of natural disasters.
The class will review the list of possible service projects from the previous lesson and those that they gathered with their families. After working in small groups, they will narrow the list to one or two projects through consensus. The teacher will explain that there are organizations that can...
Raise awareness of the needs of others who are unable to provide a balanced nutritious diet for their own families. Students learn about the Heifer Project that provides families with resources and education so they can have nutritious food and earn a living within their own communities.
The teacher and/or a representative from the Lake Michigan Federation will help prepare the class for their philanthropic project of volunteering their time and effort by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup for the common good. This should be accomplished a day or two before the...