In response to an activity involving unfair distribution of food, students explore what can be done to address the issue of child hunger in the United States. They conduct an investigation of hunger in the local community. Students join with a nonprofit organization and take action to address...
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Unit: Art as Advocacy
The learners will view works of art that advocate for social change. They will recognize that art can influence social change. The learners will select an issue of human rights and create a work of art that represents the issue. They will write a paragraph of explanation about their...
Students research the work of historical figures who have influenced society through their philanthropic actions, especially working for the principles of justice, tolerance, and equality to promote civil society.
Students participate in a trash clean-up and analyze the issue of pollution due to trash, especially plastics. They discuss who should be responsible for preventing or cleaning up pollution - government, business, charitable organizations, and/or individuals....
Unit: Freedom to Choose
Students discuss what it feels like to not have a choice. They relate this experience to how the Pilgrims and other immigrants feel when they chose to come to the United States for democratic freedom.
Unit: All for One
Students identify issues in their school or community they feel they could have the courage to stand up for.
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
Learners will cite philanthropic historical events and place them on a timeline. They will focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.