By reading about her life and her work, students will understand how Mary Eliza Church Terrell’s writing and activism brought about change for African Americans and women.
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Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will summarize the words of Rachel Carson and describe the impact one woman writer had on the world and our environment by reading Part I of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Al Gore's 1994 introduction to the latest printing of the book.
Students identify causes they care about and related nonprofits or community resources. They use writing as a tool to make a difference, using persuasive writing techniques.
Unit: Technology and Community Service Course at the Pingry School
Students use standard software as they develop, research, and present a project related to community nonprofits.
Unit: Those Who Care
In this lesson the learners will define problem solving and identify some problem solving approaches. They will explore how individuals, groups, and organizations use problem solving approaches,...
Unit: Women of the Industrial Era
This lesson explores the contributions made by Clara Barton as a nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. Her work is an example of the women from the Industrial Era making a difference through contributions to society. This lesson incorporates a service project connecting youth to the Red...
Unit: Women in Philanthropy
Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, supported many causes with the profits of her business. We become aware of the many ways people give.
Unit: Philanthropy in Literature
Students will define philanthropy as "sharing or giving time, talent or treasure for the common good."
Unit: Philanthropy at Home and Abroad
Students read an old quote about the interconnection of all life on the planet and recognize that we are each affected by what happens to others and the environment. They will analyze current local, state, national and international issues addressed in the evening news. They become...
Unit: Earth Keepers
The purpose of this lesson is to guide learners to participate in caring for our Earth by engaging in activities of environmental stewardship.