Groups will collaborate to identify significant events and organizations in American history that involve philanthropy and share their findings with other student groups within the school.
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To develop a basic understanding about the role of philanthropy in the history of the United States
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.
We are made by history. Students study philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Students participate in a service project in which they create an informational "Pop-Up Museum" to tell stories of black history and philanthropy....
Unit: Doing Our Share
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Students explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religion practices. ...
To help students realize the ways that writing has served as a historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
Unit: Philanthropy and You
This lesson is a celebration to culminate this intergenerational project. The students make a final visit to the senior center or retirement home where all the participants gather for a snack and a farewell celebration. Students give their published Living History Books to their senior friends....