We define the nonprofit, or third, sector and explain why it is important as an alternative power structure.
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Unit: Power to the People through Action
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
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.
Unit: My Water, Our Water
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To help students understand the language of private foundations, their unique terms, and specific definitions. Furthermore, to help students learn the specific rules and regulations governing private foundations that help foundations stay in compliance with IRS regulations. Finally, to help...
Unit: From Struggle to Success
Students follow the example of philanthropists who impacted their community by cooperating rather than competing. Students identify their own giving passions and cooperate with each other and a community organization to plan a project. Examples of "cooperative philanthropists" are taken from the...
Unit: Character Education: Integrity (Grade 6)
Learners listen to different statements of "the right thing to do" and determine the source of the value or judgment.
Unit: We Are Partners in the Work of Creation (Tikkun Olam) (Private-Religious)
This lesson will familiarize learners with a story of Creation from the Jewish mystical tradition. The story, based upon the Sefer Yetzirah, provides the foundation for the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world. Learners will begin to formulate a personal concept...
Unit: Our Constitutional Connection
Participants define philanthropy as givng time, talent or treasure and taking action for the common good. They identify philanthropy in a read-aloud story and the regional news.
Unit: Character Education: Fairness (Grade 8)
Learners discuss the fair use of copyrighted music. They explore how downloading music and movies affects the artists and producers who created the pieces. Learners write a statement of fair use.
Unit: Cultural Competence
This activity explores the difference between anti-racism, which includes active steps away from injustice, and non-racism, which is a passive description.