The learners will investigate the roles of contemporary and historic Latino philanthropists. They will look at a creative approach to "capacity building" in Latino organizations as created by the 2003 winners of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking...
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Unit: Closer to the Ground
Unit: Welcome Home
The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
In this two-session lesson plan, students are introduced to the VING video project. They have the opportunity to create a brief video as an application to award someone they admire $1,000 as a needed boost. This lesson guides discussion of why and how to take action for the good of someone in...
Unit: Roosevelt's Tree Army
Unit: Working Animals
We learn about “payments” due to working and animal companions and that animals require humane treatment. Students plan and carry out a service project to support animal welfare. Optional: They reflect on the impact of their project by creating a class book to share...
Unit: Go, Johnny, Go!
Students learn that Johnny Appleseed planted trees for selfless reasons as well as reasons related to his own interests. The students use their time and talent to plant trees in a common area.