To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy and have them begin thinking about how they can be intentional about their giving of money and time. Students explore issues and identify an issue about which they are passionate; they get to know different types of nonprofit...
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To introduce students to a definition of social entrepreneurship and examples of social entrepreneurs in America.
Students research the practices of historical service leaders to gather information about effective practices to effect change. They analyze data collected from their surveys and design a campaign to advocate for health in their city.
Unit: Road Less Traveled (A)
To help students become aware of people and needs around them and the importance of service as a response to the needs of others.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty at Westminster
Unit: Grow Involved K-2
Students learn about caring and sharing through discussion of the book Martin's Big Words. The lesson introduces the "big" word philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure for the common good). The students discuss ways they have been philanthropic by voluntarily...
Junkanoo is a Bahamian Festival that takes place in December. The festival was started by slaves who were restoring some of their native customs that they left behind in Africa. Junkanoo is a nice example of artistic expression, communicating...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.