To share knowledge of economic systems and the role of the non-profit sector with other social studies classes studying economics and/or social geography.
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Unit: Whose Job Is It?
Students view examples of media being used to promote responsibility and acceptance. They view YouTube videos that inspire them to make connections with people locally and globally. They learn about an artist who leaves free art in public spaces to raise optimism in tough times. They...
Unit: Herstory in History
Students will explain that a person does not have to be rich or famous to be considered a hero or philanthropist. In addition, students will discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Kate Shelley and the town of Boone, Iowa in 1881.
Students connect the concepts/practices of fairness, justice, tolerance, togetherness, and equality to the advancement of human and civil rights. Students share ideas about how they can promote the common good and lead positive social changes.
Unit: Sharing Our World
Unit: Road Less Traveled (A)
This lesson may stand on its own as an introduction to the concept of philanthropy or lead into the unit exploring philanthropy of different geographic traditions. Students listen to a read-aloud picture book that illustrates the value of giving gifts...
In this lesson, students define philanthropy and discover how philanthropy can be creative and encompass many different talents and treasures. In this lesson, students will learn about the problem of childhood hunger and the needs in their own community (specifically the financial needs of a...
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
The purpose of this activity is to provide the photography students and the students from the Special Arts class an opportunity to meet each other prior to their involvement in the Special Olympic Games.
Raise the learners' awareness of responsible energy usage in their school. Learners propose ways to promote environmental stewardship of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Unit: Pet Care and Safety
This lesson will enable learners to discuss what people need to provide for pets to insure their welfare. Learners will use vocabulary and ideas from previous lessons to generate a plan to provide care and compassion for shelter pets. The plan will inform and involve...