To give students time to reflect on the course of study each week and to encourage them to begin thinking of how to best make a monetary donation to an effective organization.
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Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
Enable students to methodically assess their choice of philanthropic giving and decide where to make a $500 donation.
To emphasize the importance of fundraising for capital campaigns and annual appeals and to discuss the importance of personally supporting organizations which are important to individuals and their family. Convey the message that the students are all recipients of someone else’s...
To have students present checks and explain their assessment criteria for making a $500 donation to the organization of their choice.
Unit: Community Clean-Up
Students learn about the goals of Earth Day and identify areas in town that need clean-up or planting. They plan a day of service.
Teach this one-period lesson plan and follow it with a simple and powerful service project ...
Unit: Rights and Responsibilities
This lesson examines the connections between the five basic guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights and their corresponding responsibilities. Participants explore the natual consequences of fulfilling, or not fulfilling, responsibilities connected to their rights.
Unit: The Power of Children
Students are introduced to philanthropy and service-learning. They learn about different needs in the community and community organizations that address these needs. Students are introduced to the full scope of the Project Based Learning (PBL) project. This unit follows the...
Unit: It's Goin' Down; The Rain Forest
Learners identify ways for individuals, nonprofits, and governments to take action against excessive destruction of the rainforests of the world.
Unit: Power to the People through Action
Participants research leaders who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the Core Democratic Values that each leader focused on.
Unit: Disaster Relief - You Can Count On Me!
This lesson introduces ways to respond with empathy and generosity to a natural disaster. Young people learn about civic responsibility and addressing needs. They define vocabulary terms philanthropy, spend, save, and donate.