To learn how to conduct research and dedicate time to learning about nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, assessment of nonprofit effectiveness, social causes and issues, and related topics. Research time is scheduled periodically. ...
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Unit: Be the Change: Violence
Students will form a collaborative definition of violence and its causes through discussion and research. They will evaluate the state of social capital of their own community, taking into consideration a variety of factors that contribute to violence or peace....
Unit: Community Impact
Students explore the choices they have and the influences that make up their identity. They choose a method of presentation to share a representation of their identities and how their identities contribute to the common good.
Discover elements of philanthropy within their community and state during and immediately after World War II. Determine philanthropy in their community and state today and create a manual to donate to the school library.
Unit: Oil Changes Everything
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
In this lesson, the students will learn a little history of the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin. They will learn that the artists, especially Van Gogh, were driven by a need to give of themselves to others through art. Students will study the techniques and draw their own portraits. Each student...
The president of the United States is often considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Students will analyze how significant presidential power is and investigate ways that it creates tension between the executive and legislative branches of the government.
Unit: Nonprofits and Careers
Learners will identify and investigate local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations, as well as job opportunities using the Action without Borders/Idealist.org web site, www.idealist.org...
Using the example of Benjamin Franklin’s philanthropy, learners will research the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and analyze why their work cannot wholly be replicated by government.