Students research what nonprofit organizations are in their regional community and study their purpose and what is in their annual reports. They clarify the differences between a nonprofit and for-profit organization.
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To introduce students to a variety of specific nonprofits and their representatives who address topics such as the organization's mission, financial support, and work.
Unit: We Are One World
Students explore the preconceived opinions that we have about people based on first impressions and lack of understanding of different perspectives. Students explore examples of bias in their own personal experiences....
Unit: Welcome Home
The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards...
Unit: Poetry of Giving
Students will use metaphor, simile and personification to create imagery in their writing and recognize philanthropy in poetry. The learners will also become familiar with the poet laureates, Billy Collins and his writing.
Students learn about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Students discuss the issue and motivations for giving for the common good. Through discussion and brainstorming, students establish things they can do personally and as a team to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Students view examples of media being used to promote responsibility and acceptance. They view YouTube videos that inspire them to make connections with people locally and globally. They learn about an artist who leaves free art in public spaces to raise optimism in tough times. They...
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is for the learner to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the information and skills needed to use credit responsibly. The learner will synthesize this knowledge and understanding in the development of an advertisement designed to promote the responsible use of...