Learners will discuss important writings in the American philanthropic tradition.
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Read and compare a variety of literature to explore motivations and impact of young people taking action and helping others. We recognize that we all have time, treasures and/or talents to share.
This energizer activity provides a fast and fun way to learn about the word philanthropy and its meaning.
"My friends are much more likely to get involved if word gets out that what we are doing is fun. We need to get that message out. We need to be the messengers."
Youth Activity: Participants will gain a greater understanding of the meaning of philanthropy, and identify at least one action that they can take to better their own community. They will investigate the strength of the human spirit and its importance in making the world better. See...
Students examine the intent and reality of the orphan train and discuss whether it was an effective solution to child homelessness. They write and speak about the traits of someone who takes action for others and civil society. ...
Young people perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. They reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist?
Students write a persuasive essay to describe their observations and become advocates of preserving and protecting the Earth. This essay may be published in the local or school newspaper or entered into a writing contest.
Students will discuss the solutions implemented by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression. They will analyze why the solutions were able to be implemented over time and allow for a successful resolution to the depression. The role that philanthropy played in this success will be central...