The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community....
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Unit: Addressing Poverty
Students learn how poverty and hunger are related.
Students explore how charity and philanthropy address hunger and poverty....
Students explore the effects of hunger and its role in the lives of children.
Students explore the causes and impacts of hunger, and how hunger differs depending on location....
To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
Learners will define poverty by listing its characteristics and effects. They will identify organizations which serve those who are in poverty. They will analyze the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and determine whether poverty is a violation of the document’s principles.
Using texts and experiential learning experiences, this lesson emphasizes the reasons why giving tzedakah, or charity, is a fundamental concept in Judaism.
Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They look for examples in the media and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and the world. ...