This lesson will focus on recognizing and examining learners perceptions of others, differences and prejudices. Prejudice is a learned behavior with fear and lack of knowledge at its root. Learners will discover how prejudices are learned and will be able to demonstrate how prejudice endangers...
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This lesson will explore historical and existing religious prejudices using a variety of texts and media research instruments. Understanding of religious persecution will be learned through the experiences of Jewish people, gypsies, Catholics and the mentally and physically challenged, leading...
The concept of freedom as a Core Democratic Value will be described through the story of Harriet Tubman. Learners will understand why unselfish people risk their lives to help others and serve the common good....
Unit: Bridging the Gap
This lesson will expose students to philanthropic needs and actions in literature and evaluate them in an essay. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
To introduce students to famous people who have acted for the public good and to identify how philanthropy affects the public good.
Students will listen to a story that illustrates that although we have differences, we are also very similar. They will begin to understand the definitions of diversity and realize that focusing on the differences alone may cause conflict.
Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.
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.