To acquaint students with Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth and enable them to determine if it provides the philosophy for today's philanthropists.
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Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to understand the conflicts in society between economic and environmental interests and the role of the citizen in government.
Unit: Philanthropy in History
Students will give examples of philanthropy as they relate to public libraries. The lesson also will demonstrate the importance of books in a democratic society.
The purpose of this lesson is to help students to better understand life in emerging nations and to investigate the needs of selected countries.
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.
For students to choose a cause to which they have a personal connection and write letters to advocate for change.
Unit: Closer to the Ground
Students imagine they were given $500,000 to award to a nonprofit organization of their choice. They explore options and discuss how to determine which is a good issue and organization to donate their funds. ...