To enable students to identify a major Michigan philanthropic contributor whose efforts still affect society today.
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Unit: Concepts of Leadership
Unit: Foundations and You
Students learn the definition of a foundation and become familiar with the resources of the Learning to Give Website. A representative of a local community foundation speaks to the class about the foundation’s mission, activities and funding.
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Students learn about the different types of foundations and how they differ from other nonprofits. They collaborate to explore what needs their own foundation will address.
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.
Timelines show progression of events and may be used for planning, to learn from history, or to document events in a life. Students examine different timelines and create a timeline to plan the life of their student-run foundation.
This lesson explores the U.S. Constitution and investigates the responsibilities of living in a civil society. Students learn the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system. Students learn about the importance of conflict...
Unit: Philanthropy in Action
This lesson will teach students the role of a community foundation, explain that it is a part of the third sector of the American economic system, and extend the possibility that a foundation may fund a student project to benefit the community.
Unit: Advise and Consent
Now familiar with how a community foundation serves the community, the learners form a Youth Advisory Committee and use parliamentary procedure to conduct business.