Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
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Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To acquaint students with Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth and enable them to determine if it provides the philosophy for today's philanthropists.
Students analyze the essential qualities of the Core Democratic Values and how these values are evident in relationships and behavior at school and in the community/nation.
Unit: Herstory in History
This lesson will emphasize that, from the beginning, women have made significant contributions to American history and philanthropy by taking a stand to support their beliefs. One of these women who showed courage to contribute to the common good was Pocahontas.
Unit: Each One, Teach One
Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy,...
To introduce students to a variety of specific nonprofits and their representatives who address topics such as the organization's mission, financial support, and work.
This lesson will focus learners' attention on the need to recognize and prevent (or find solutions to) prejudice based on cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, economic, age, social, ability or religious differences.
Unit: Closer to the Ground
This lesson will define how individual subcultures make philanthropic contributions. It will define acts of philanthropy as they relate to each subculture. This lesson will allow students to make a contribution through an Academic Service-Learning project to one of the subcultures as a...
Unit: Smiles Change the World
To introduce students to the need all people have for friendship and belonging. They will apply what they learn by working with a partner to create a page for a class "big book". The book will be given to another class to help them learn the importance of friendship and belonging and some...
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
The students will prepare the lemonade for the sale in the first lesson and review coin recognition and counting skills before the sale. During Day Two, students will sort and count the money collected from their sale.