Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
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Students will describe the work of foundations and nonprofits, identify local foundations in the community, and explain why the people connected with these organizations can be considered local heroes.
Students will learn how to participate in a needs assessment for their local community.
The learner will experience the process of identifying needs of the community and making decisions based on the urgency of those needs. They will also experience the planning process that occurs when developing steps to alleviate the need....
To gain active student involvement discussing an issue they find important.
Unit: Whose Job Is It?
Students will describe how Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat was a continuation of long-standing acts of protest against forced segregation in public spaces in the South. They will explain how her action, which ushered change in public transportation, was heroic.