We learn about organizations that responded to needs and increased social awareness during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Unit: Civil War Philanthropy
Unit: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Learners explore character traits and life lessons through folktales from various American cultures. The stories illustrate the impact of "paying a debt forward" rather than "paying it back."
Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
The learners discuss a quote from Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and reflect on the meaning of respect for themselves as individuals. They commit their support to a plan for promoting respect in their community or school.
Unit: Character Education: Caring (Grade 7)
In this lesson the learners discuss a quote about gratitude and consider the relationship between caring and gratitude.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to Andrew Carnegie as one of the outstanding early philanthropists of the United States.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 7)
In response to the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, learners reflect on the barriers and challenges to addressing an unfair situation. Given a list of ways to respond to unfair situations, they match them to a list of unfair situations.
Unit: Power and Race in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
We observe how power and privilege are used to keep African American families oppressed even after they were freed from slavery.
Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay, learners describe the responsibilities of American citizenship and the cost of freedom. They connect how philanthropic action is a part of those costs. “Freedom isn’t free. It passes on an enormous debt to the recipient.”
Unit: Growing an Environmental Steward
Learners share what they learned about an environmental issue with the community.