Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
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After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist discusses his/her motivations and feelings about his/her work, and compares and contrasts his/...
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter back to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist shares their motivations and feelings about their work, and compares and contrasts...
Unit: Poetry of Giving
The purpose of the lesson is to show students how the poetic conventions of rhythm, rhyme, refrain, alliteration and onomatopoeia create the sounds of poetry. Students will use poetry to learn about a humanitarian who began a nonprofit organization with world-wide consequences.
Unit: Rosa Parks (5th Grade)
This lesson explores the heroic actions of one American woman. Rosa Parks’s acts of philanthropy brought a community of people together for the common good and resulted in major social change in her community and in the nation. Students will identify the relationship of individual rights,...
Learners will illustrate how Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a motivator, both as an athlete and a philanthropist. She demonstrated acts of kindness for the common good through building youth centers across the nation.
Unit: Why Do People Give?
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.