To help students understand important events in U.S. History during the time period of the setting for the novel Of Mice and Men; these include westward expansion, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.
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To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy
To have students find a problem that needs to be solved or a cause in which they have interest and develop a creative presentation to the class.
To introduce students to the financial side of operating a nonprofit organization and to the financial reporting they are required to do for the IRS.
Students identify emergency food assistance programs and stereotypes surrounding hunger.
Students explore the effects of hunger and its role in the lives of children.
To introduce students to a significant community donor and to learn about various motives for giving, a vision for philanthropy, and why and how young people should learn philanthropy.
To learn about challenges that nonprofits face when fundraising for their organization and spending money on programs.
This lesson introduces the learner to some of the resources--individual, organizational (for profit and non profit), and governmental-- available to provide forewarning/alert, preparedness programs, as well as relief during and in the aftermath of natural disasters.