An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.
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To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.
The purpose of this lesson is to teach learners how to give charity, to whom one should give charity, and to what extent/amount of charity is to be given. The lesson follows the examples and teachings of Maimonides (the Rambam) as well as interpretations and extensions of ancient Biblical laws...
This beautiful documentary The Gift of All: a Community of Givers shares the motivations and attributes of the generous people interviewed. In response, the learners create their own short biographies of philanthropists in their community.
To help students understand the challenges of feeding a family a healthy meal on a limited budget.
Unit: You Light up My Life
In this lesson, young people research various types of renewable energy and write a persuasive statement about which energy source their city or county should invest in.
Learners read a brief description of the tough choice Frederik de Klerk faced as a leader in South Africa. They look at the strength needed to act with integrity when the pressure tells us to conform.
Students conduct and compile research about hunger.