The purpose of this lesson is for students to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, students create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing the documentary is an...
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Explore the local community to identify nonprofit services available. They compare these to the services of business and government to understand the different sectors. They investigate motivations for nonprofits and individual giving.
Unit: Impact of Giving
In this one period lesson, learners discuss hunger and learn about nonprofits in the community. Students respond to literature and reflect on ways people give and take action. As a service project, they raise awareness of the issue or of giving opportunities.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore what it means to be an environmentalist. Students will work in small groups to research an environmental issue—facts and solutions. The research will be conducted using at least three different types of resources (Internet, magazine, book, video or...
This lesson will expose learners to philanthropy in three different genres of literature: a play, a fable, and a parable. Through the genres the students will learn about community, helping others by addressing a need and philanthropic acts.
Students learn about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Students discuss the issue and motivations for giving for the common good. Through discussion and brainstorming, students establish things they can do personally and as a team to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Unit: Worth a Thousand Words
This lesson will focus on basic camera terminology, the techniques used to frame successful photographs, and determination as to how photographers and their photographs can and are being used to promote the common good.
Unit: Grow Involved 6-8
The students learn about environmental stewardship and its importance to the common good by viewing a documentary and/or through print information. Students will decide on and carry out a service project that demonstrates environmental stewardship.
Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
Students will determine how they can be most effective in sharing their newly acquired financial expertise, and will be mentored and guided as they propose, plan, problem solve, and implement a service project that address promoting financial literacy and responsible use of credit amongst peers...