Through a discussion of impulse spending and opportunity cost, students learn about the value of careful decisions and perseverance related to reaching goals.
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In this the lesson the students learn basic facts about nutrition. They design "Stop Hunger Buckets" for the purpose of collecting coins to donate to a nonprofit organization. They create posters to inform other students about hunger and the fundraising campaign. The students write journal ...
The learners will explore their strong interests/passions and determine the role that these play in helping motivate their participation in philanthropic activities to promote the common good.
In this lesson, students analyze and define the concept of community. The students identify benefits and sacrifices involved in actions for the common good in their role as citizens.
Unit: Money Smart Teens (6-8)
This lesson teaches and reinforces the “economic way of thinking” along with the personal finance terms: spend, save, invest and donate in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good are integrated into the...
Students learn economics and philanthropy vocabulary by playing an interactive game, Philanthropy EconAround Bingo. Students will use an economic decision-making model to decide where to donate money they have collected. They will evaluate what is most important to them (develop criteria for...
Unit: Money Smart Teens (9-12)
This lesson teaches and reinforces the “economic way of thinking” along with the personal finance terms: spend, save, invest and donate--in the context of making economic decisions or choices with money. The concepts of philanthropy and contributing to the common good are integrated into the...
This lesson will develop understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Activities for students to get to know themselves and their classmates, utilizing concepts of philanthropy, will provide learners with meaningful opportunities for later service learning projects.
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to describe the social and economic consequences of overpopulation as well as philosophical issues that affect government policies and decision-making about economic issues.
The purpose of this lesson is for learners to apply their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces in their community and propose alternative solutions.