Students will understand the concept of “community” as it relates to membership in the classroom, school, or neighborhood....
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Students will see their classroom as a community with shared resources and identify ways each individual can support it by doing philanthropic deeds.
The learners will discover and understand that they have roles to play as civic participants and that by doing so, they too can make a difference.
The learners will define and understand the meaning of the term “philanthropy” and describe the characteristics of a good citizen relative to democracy and to promoting the public/common good.
The learners will identify philanthropists and their actions. They will apply this knowledge to recognize local philanthropists and the impact of their actions, and to identify acts of philanthropy they can do.
The learners will define philanthropy and determine how being philanthropic affects the public good as exemplified in the lives of famous people who have acted for the public good.
Students will gain a basic understanding of philanthropic characteristics and apply them to their lives.
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Teacher Note: Prior to teaching this lesson, collect stories from the local newspaper about people who...
The learners will analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when there are for profit and governmental institutions which do some of the same work. They will investigate an international and a local nonprofit which work to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the...
Students research the names, causes, and symptoms of common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They identify resources someone can turn to for help with STDs and propose and carry out a plan to teach others about STDs.