In this lesson students will research the stories of individuals (motivations, background, values) who have received the Nobel Peace Prize and explain why they received it. They will analyze the importance of their actions for the common good.
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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.
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist. They will recognize the local philanthropist by creating a newspaper article for inclusion in the local paper.
Teacher Note: Prior to teaching this lesson, the...
Unit: Are You a River Keeper?
This lesson explores the roles of government, nonprofits, businesses/farms and households in responding to water quality issues. Students will review why water is a scarce natural resource, human causes of water pollution, and possible agents of change in...
To introduce students to the grantmaking process
In this lesson the learners will identify state and national laws that provide for the humane treatment of animals. They will share their findings concerning the laws that regulate the use and treatment of animals and grow in their understanding of and appreciation...
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
In this lesson learners research the public and philanthropic life of the person to whom they have written, and prepare a three to five minute oral presentation based on their research.
Unit: Nonprofits and Careers
Learners will identify and investigate local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations, as well as job opportunities using the Action without Borders/Idealist.org web site, www.idealist.org...
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...