Who are some of the people who have made contributions to and bridged gaps in social justice, diversity, tolerance, civil rights and equality? Learners will write about and discuss people who historically have made a difference in the lives of others.
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Unit: Us vs. Them
The students define philanthropy and relate it to environmental stewardship. They analyze mission statements from environmental organizations and write their own personal mission statement. They self-select a group to work with to plan and implement an environmental service...
Students are introduced to the concept of responsible citizenship and how philanthropy helps achieve responsible citizenship.
The purpose of this lesson is to help students to better understand life in emerging nations and to investigate the needs of selected countries.
Even the smallest things, when shared, can be examples of philanthropy. In the folktale, "A Drum," a poor boy gives away his meager possessions when the need arises and receives a great gift in the end. The question of one’s being naturally generous is discussed. In the Palestinian folktale, "Ma...
Unit: Sharing our Talents
A children's book provides an example of giving one’s talents (philanthropy) in Native American culture. They will analyze their own special gifts or talents and determine how the community can benefit from them.
Focus Question: How can we use our talents to benefit the...
Groups will collaborate to identify significant events and organizations in American history that involve philanthropy and share their findings with other student groups within the school.
We define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community. We learn how GivingTuesday, an international initiative, focuses on generosity and the power of social media and combining efforts with others to make a big...