Students learn about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore as a community resource for affordable housing materials for building and home repair. Students use comparison shopping skills and plan a service project that addresses a need in their community.
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Unit: Welcome Home
Using award winning literature, the learners will describe and analyze bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression. They will also define and give examples of community capital in the rural community where the story takes place and explain the importance of family. Learners will recognize...
Unit: Philanthropy in History
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
Students will examine violation of children’s rights through the use of compelling literature. In addition, students will also reflect on examples of human kindness and collective action for the common good (philanthropy).
Students research the names, causes, and symptoms of common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They identify resources someone can turn to for help with STDs and propose and carry out a plan to teach others about STDs.
Through an introductory pre-test, the learners will establish their prior knowledge of key terms and concepts important to creating and sustaining a democratic society. The learners then will expand this knowledge and understanding through guided reading and presentations.
In this lesson the learners will explore career options, especially those careers associated with animal welfare. The learners will combine what they have come to understand about job satisfaction and use this information to guide their research and creation of a...
The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking...