Students identify causes they care about and related nonprofits or community resources. They use writing as a tool to make a difference, using persuasive writing techniques....
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Unit: Writers as Activists
Unit: Community Connections
Using the three economic sectors (for-profit, government, nonprofit) the learners will identify and categorize local organizations into one of these three economic sectors, They will write letters to those in the nonprofit sector in an effort to determine if and how their services might be ...
Unit: Time, Talent, Treasure, and Economics
Giving homemade blankets to help people who are homeless or young people in the hospital is a form of philanthropy (giving treasure). What is the best way to donate? Using a decision-making model, the young people compare blanket projects and determine whether they have the time,...
The classroom is matched up with another classroom (or any group of people) in the country or the world. The students communicate by letter or e-mail and compare characteristics of place such as methods of transportation, weather, resources, and culture. Students will eventually work with their...
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Writing letters to government officials is an effective way to take a stand on an issue. Young people use advocacy as a form of service. ...
Unit: Food for Thought Middle School Unit by the Westminster Schools
For students to choose a cause to which they have a personal connection and write letters to advocate for change.
Unit: Telling Our Stories of Giving
Students learn effective techniques and complete prewriting activities for writing a persuasive essay. As a culmination of the unit, students choose one of the three styles of writing--news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay--to write, edit, and publish about their experience with...
Students learn about the characteristics of an effective personal narrative and compare those to a news article. They do prewriting activities and practice writing details to show rather than tell about an experience.
Unit: Character Education: Honesty (Grade 8)
Learners explore ways to be honest in communication, writing with clear purpose and honest intent.
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To introduce students to fundraising and to guide them as they raise funds that will be used by the class for grantmaking to selected organizations