Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.
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Learners read about and discuss individuals who have made a difference. They review the definition of philanthropy and analyze the characteristics associated with philanthropic acts. They reflect on their own power and potential to make a...
Learners will examine the lives of individuals in the play, "The Diary of Anne Frank," in relation to community and philanthropy. They will compare the content of the play as a secondary source to the primary source, Diary of Anne Frank.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
The purpose of this lesson is to examine how individuals persevere in the face of discrimination and continue on to impact the course of history for the common good.
Students learn about the scientific contributions of African American inventors and scientists. They view a film about Vivien Thomas and a breakthrough surgery in 1944.
Learners will read and analyze Buddhist folktales and determine their relevance to everyday life. There are times when the easiest thing one can do is leave and let others deal with a stressful situation. When one stays and works through the tough times, it...
The learner will discover and explain how people in society have worked to promote the common good. They will research famous historical figures in the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid Movements, and illustrate how these people focused their efforts on making life better for all....
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
To enable students to describe the social and economic consequences of overpopulation as well as philosophical issues that affect government policies and decision-making about economic issues.
To review the idea of philanthropy and community through a Native American legend in which people take action in response to a community need.