The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community....
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Unit: Addressing Poverty
Students reflect on questions related to global health and then brainstorm possible service projects related to food insecurity or global health. They plan and carry out a service project.
Learners read about and discuss individuals who have made a difference. They review the definition of philanthropy and analyze the characteristics associated with philanthropic acts. They reflect on their own power and potential to make a...
Students learn about the impact one woman had on the world and our environment. Rachel Carson's advocacy is an example for them of how they can become civic environmentalists.
This lesson focuses on eight levels of tzedakah (charity) that were identified by a great Jewish thinker known as Rabbi Moses Maimonides. Students will investigate various ways to give charity and gain an appreciation of how people give of their time, talent or treasure. They will...
The purpose of the lesson is to learn about the uses of water, the water cycle, and to discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. A further purpose is to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for the Common Good.
To help students realize their responsibility to contribute to the community in positive ways.To introduce others to the value of the service learning project.
Students reflect on how it must feel to quickly pack up and leave home with little warning and few possessions and then come to an unfamiliar new community. They read the stories of five refugees from four different countries and gain empathy and an understanding of their needs and struggles....
Unit: Growing a Citizen
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.