We are made by history. In this activity, youth read the stories of philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Then they create a virtual Pop-Up Museum as an advocacy service project in which they tell stories of Black history and philanthropy.
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Unit: Black History IS American History
Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (6-8)
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an emotionally devastating place. Their story is...
Unit: Surviving Auschwitz (9-12)
This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an...
Unit: Intergenerational Writing Project
This activity will help youth realize the ways that writing has served as an historical tool, and to understand that through writing individuals have captured and preserved history.
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Youth explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religious practices. ...
Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
The children write and publish their Living History books, following their interview notes and book format traditions.
This lesson is a celebration to culminate this intergenerational project. The children make a final visit to the senior center or retirement home where all the participants gather for a snack and a farewell celebration. The children read aloud and give their published Living History Books to...
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To develop a basic understanding about the role of philanthropy in the history of the United States
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students research and compare statistics of the history of hunger and obesity around the world.
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Conducting research about activists from different cultures helps youth recognize Human Rights and the relationship to philanthropic values.