Students learn about the philanthropic work of Jane Addams.
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Students will understand philanthropy and service learning. They will analyze past actions to determine if they have contributed to the common good. This lesson will give the context for succeeding lessons in the unit so that students will be able to complete an action for the common...
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
Learners relate enlightened self-interest to caring by discussing a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville about the American tradition of democracy....
Unit: People Who Work
Learners examine their lives and ambitions and identify acts of “everyday philanthropy.” They come to better understand their personal traits and the impact these might have on their personal philanthropic involvement.
The purpose of this lesson is to further reflect upon the characters in the story Seedfolks and how the Core Democratic Values/Fundamental beliefs impacted their growth as individuals and as a community.
The purpose of this lesson is to connect philanthropic acts of individuals to crises during the Holocaust, specifically the Warsaw Ghetto. Learners will apply strategies of philanthropy to current issues of human rights abuses. Learners will identify philanthropic themes of community building....
Unit: Book Builders
In an effort to strengthen community, students draft and share a book about a character traits. Students learn the importance of community by evaluating the traits required to make a community healthy and functional. Students will publish their completed books and share their works with...