From history we know that working in community (not on our own) is the best way to make change. Young people explore the work of nonprofits related to equity and social justice.
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Unit: Challenging Social Boundaries
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Learners define bullying and identify the effects of bullying behavior on the individuals involved and the larger community. The learners create a survey or use another method to collect and report on the perceived status of bullying behavior at their school. They survey students, school staff,...
Unit: Power to the People through Action
Participants cite philanthropic historical events on a timeline. They focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
The learners explore folktales related to forgiveness. They investigate how compassion is interrelated with forgiveness, and describe challenges to real forgiveness.
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
In this lesson, we explore the importance of each person's right to vote and the injustice of limiting that power.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to examples of the major types of nonprofit organization: arts, education, environment, health, religion, and social services. Each site is representative of a nonprofit category and the visit is to give students an example of opportunities for giving.
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: Our Constitutional Connection
Three amendments to the Constitution extended voting rights to more citizens. Look at the language of these amendments and the effectiveness of everyone actually getting the vote. Youth discuss the purpose of voting, and they take action to make a difference, such as by making ...
Unit: Teamwork: Unit One of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Students learn the purpose and roles of leadership. They examine other leaders and determine which traits they value for their foundation. They use a decision-making model to select leaders.