By reading about her life and her work, students will understand how Mary Eliza Church Terrell’s writing and activism brought about change for African Americans and women.
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Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will recognize the linguistic strategies that Alice Walker uses in her introduction to Anything You Love Can Be Saved that persuade readers to believe in her causes, and thus begin to think about techniques that they can use in their own activist writing, which they will do in...
Unit: Healthy Youth, Healthy Community (K-2)
Children explore what it means to be responsible in school and in the community as a responsible citizen. They take action as responsible citizens to make the community healthier. ...
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To explore many differing views on well-intended philanthropy with students. Review some of the dangers of philanthropy such as inappropriate intervention, inappropriate verbiage, and naiveté. ...
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. This lesson examines stories from South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 7)
The learners read about two very different Texas pioneers - William Goyens and Mary Maverick - and identify how they earned the trust of others....
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
The purpose of this lesson is to have students name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community.
Unit: Urban EdVenture Course by the Westminster Schools
To have students identify the things that are important in their lives as a means of finding a “passion” or “passions” the class holds in common. Students will then identify causes that deal with an issue related to their shared passion. This will guide the teacher in selecting and promoting...
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Youth Activity: Youth explore the meaning of "common good," which is part of the definition of philanthropy.
"A community is only as good as its most unhealthy part." - anonymous