The learners will become aware of human need brought about by natural disasters and will compare domestic experiences with parallel events on the other side of the world.
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Unit: Hurricane Katrina / Great Hanshin-Awaji Disaster Collaboration
Participants learn about different types of foundations and how they work toward improving the common good.
Unit: One Person's Trash
This lesson helps learners see the potential for reusing materials rather than throwing them away. They research and contact community organizations that support recycling efforts.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students experience working and unemployment through a very simplified role play.
Unit: Our Constitutional Connection
Participants define philanthropy as givng time, talent or treasure and taking action for the common good. They identify philanthropy in a read-aloud story and the regional news.
Unit: Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
Learners analyze the role of the four sectors of society in solving problems of hunger in the community.
Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.
Unit: Surviving the Depression
Using primary source images and interviews, participants learn about life and economics during the Great Depression and how different sectors of society contributed to bringing the country out of this dark period.
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
As a group, the young people and their families make all the preparations for the lemonade sale, including making posters and advertising in creative ways. The posters communicate about the purpose for the sale and the impact they hope to make. The children prepare the lemonade for the sale and...
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
The purpose of this lesson is to have students name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community.