Students will be introduced to life during the Great Depression by looking at primary source pictures taken during the 1930s.
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Learners will develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary associated with philanthropy and awareness of the rich history of philanthropy in the United States.
Inspired by stories of service, students gain understanding of philanthropy concepts and actions. They brainstorm acts of kindness and determine how they will contribute to the common good.
This lesson will help students understand why people donate money to organizations and why organizations need money to help others. Learners will solicit pledges (may be money or goods) from family member in exchange for a certain number of minutes reading.
Students view a film and explore facts and research about hunger. They brainstorm what they know and need to know (KWL). Then, they receive a challenge in the form of a letter to research and propose solutions to food insecurity related to food production.
Teens identify their roles and personal values, and analyze how their personal values and beliefs developed in connection to their community's values and beliefs. They discuss what decisions they can make through generosity and voice for the common good. ...
Students learn how reusing, reducing, and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution.
Unit: My Water, Our Water
Participants discuss the attributes and benefits of local water resources and ecosystems. They identify the interrelatedness of humans and the environment, and how we treat the water impacts our lives....
Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, supported many causes with the profits of her business. We become aware of the many ways people give.