Students explore different forms of sacrifice for the common good and answer the question: When is a sacrifice justified and necessary, and when is it a violation of individual rights? Students write a personal goal to make a small sacrifice for the common good.
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In this lesson, the students read about some of the religious practices of the Aztec Empire and discuss the practice of human sacrifice to appease the gods. Students discuss the concept of sacrifice for the common good and debate how far we go in sacrificing for the common good.
Sometimes you have to give up what you truly love to get what you really want. That can be a hard lesson when you have almost nothing. This lesson looks at who has the responsibility to be generous and what changes can come about because of one’s generosity. Through a second story one...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
To review the idea of philanthropy through a Native American legend as people take action when a problem arises in their community.
Students will recognize the value of giving to the community by looking at examples of the sacrifices and traditions of people of Native American culture.
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to understand the contributions and sacrifices made by the Mormons and their leaders in the development of the West.
Students will use themes from Victor Hugos novel Les Miserables to help formulate answers to the essential questions, most specifically, the question: Can one person make a difference in making the world a better place?
Learners will define the role of prophets/advocates in society and name qualities and characteristics of an effective prophet.
Learners will recognize persons who might be considered modern day prophets or advocates for social justice and explain how they have made considerable contributions toward the common good.