In this lesson, learners explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today and...
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Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
The learners define bullying and describe the impact on victims, bystanders, and the whole community. We explore how bullying behavior can be a civil rights issue when it makes school a place that isn't fair and safe for all. They create a survey and poll members of their school and...
Youth make a plan as empowered and responsible members of the civil society to take action to prevent bullying behavior while being sensitive to the people involved, from the victim to the bystander to the bully.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to Andrew Carnegie as one of the outstanding early philanthropists of the United States.
To continue the study of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller’s influence on American culture.
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Youth Activity; Students read about the philanthropy of Madam C.J. Walker, David Robinson, and Jason Crowe, and they begin to tell their own story.
"I do what I do for a simple reason, really; I like to help people." - middle school student
Unit: Our Unique Legacy of Giving
In this lesson, learners explore their personal responsibility to the community. They recognize that everyone has something to give, and that includes them. The learners brainstorm local philanthropists and positive traits of their own communities. They assess local needs and make a plan to...
Unit: Small Steps; Great Journeys
Small personal actions can be first steps in a life of service and civic engagement. Voting and civic action are small examples of responsible citizenship. Advocating for what we value is a demonstration of a citizen's rights.
Unit: Philanthropy—A Day at the Beach
Introduce the concept of philanthropy and guide the learners to be philanthropists who take volunteer action for the common good.
Unit: Community Connections
The learners will be introduced to philanthropy and be able to generate examples of various ways the community is impacted, either by individuals, families or community organizations.