The purpose of this lesson is to show that philanthropy is a diverse American tradition. Students will focus on the philanthropy of Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, who supported many causes with the profits of her business. They consider how they themselves...
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Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Unit: This I Can Do!
This lesson will look at a day in the life of a homeless person and offer students a different point of view. It will demonstrate the importance of social justice and encourage students to adopt values and actions that help other people. While written for a Catholic Elementary School...
Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Unit: Growing a Citizen
Students often have a difficult time distinguishing between acts of kindness and acts of philanthropy. Using the class-generated definition of philanthropy from the “Defining Philanthropy” lesson, students will examine various situations and decide which ones are acts of philanthropy....
This final lesson of the unit will serve as an opportunity for each group to share their visual presentation with the class. Then students will compare and contrast the information. Finally, students will engage in thoughtful conversation as they listen to objective and subjective perspectives....
Students in each class will generate a list of up to ten rules that protect rights by controlling those student behaviors that violate rights of others.
Students will identify themes in Spider-Man, the reasons that people choose to give to their communities, and why Spider-Man chooses to do so.