Learners use a decision-making model to identify the issues they feel most concerned about. With those in mind, they explore how perseverance and doing their personal best are more effective ways to address needs than looking at the short term.
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Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 7)
Unit: Character Education: Trustworthiness (Grade 8)
We learn about public trust and identify characteristics of public figures that merit trust. Learners also discuss how they can use their own time, talent, and treasure to support trustworthy politicians, sports figures, corporations, and celebrities.
Unit: Technology and Community Service Course at the Pingry School
Students use standard software as they develop, research, and present a project related to community nonprofits.
Unit: Our Land
Youth distinguish between public and private, and categorize a list of places as public or private. They determine their personal responsibility to care for public (common) areas and share their new understanding by making posters about taking care of "common" or public areas in...
Unit: Our Land
In this lesson, young people learn the difference between private and public resources and identify areas that are called commons. They discuss whose responsibility it is to take care of those areas and how they are managed.
Unit: Bullying Prevention Plan
In this lesson, learners explore and address the following questions: Who are the minority voices of the past and how has the civil society sector stepped in to protect their rights? What actions were effective? What public policies are in place to protect them? Who are the bullied today and...
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To bring awareness to the importance of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies and how they can work together.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students learn facts about hunger and food insecurity and understand the three stages of hunger.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To create multi-media iBooks with PSAs (public service announcements) that explore and raise awareness about (local or global) issues (such as homelessness, water pollution, education, or hunger) that can be addressed by philanthropy.
Young people identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. Note: One handout has Biblical applications of the storyline.