To develop a basic understanding about the role of philanthropy in the history of the United States
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Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students explore the effects of hunger and its role in the lives of children.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to the harsh realities of modern-day slavery. ...
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
In this lesson, youth discuss the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and especially focus on his ethic of service.
Unit: Philanthropy and Children Who Are Homeless
Students select an issue area and research on the Internet, specifically the Learning to Give briefing papers to identify philanthropists and philanthropic organizations who have an interest in addressing that issue. Using the information gained from research, students write a...
Students examine the intent and reality of the orphan train and discuss whether it was an effective solution to child homelessness. They write and speak about the traits of someone who takes action for others and civil society. ...
The purpose of the lesson is to create an awareness of local agencies that provide services for needy people, teens, and families in the community. Students will also learn the motivations for giving and see how help is provided to the community through the four sectors of the economy. Students...
Unit: Stand and Deliver for Justice and Diversity
Unit: Kwanzaa: Unity Within Community
This lesson introduces the origin and purpose of Kwanzaa. Young people make a kinara, or candle holder, to use for the rest of the unit as they learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Unit: Early American Influences
Benjamin Franklin's work was in service to making a better world, and he influenced the nonprofit sector. His book, Poor Richards Almanack, makes connections to the common good through personal virtue and actions. The participants choose quotes to create posters that communicate...