The students gain a background understanding of Habitat for Humanity as both a global and local organization. As advocates, they raise awareness of the issue of poverty and affordable housing in their community.
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Unit: Impact of Giving
Learners investigate local and global hunger issues, and learn about nonprofits in the community. Through interviews, research, and videos, students create visual representations of facts and issues related to hunger. Students examine root causes and effects, and learn about the Sustainable...
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.
Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.
This lesson introduces the concept of basic needs. Students will distinguish between needs and wants. They will become aware that some people lack the resources to have their basic needs met.
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.
Unit: We Are One World
Students are introduced to the concept of responsible citizenship and how philanthropy helps achieve responsible citizenship.
Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, supported many causes with the profits of her business. Students become aware of the many ways people give and consider how they themselves might take philanthropic action.