This lesson uses a colorful book to introduce a conversation about giving something you value to make a better community. ...
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Unit: Philanthropic Literature
This lesson will focus learners' attention on the need to recognize and prevent (or find solutions to) prejudice based on cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, economic, age, social, ability or religious differences.
The learners will trace how executive power is derived and used in this country, and evaluate its potential for influencing change in the nation.
Focus Question: How can our voice be used to make communities stronger?
Unit: Pilgrim's Progress
This lesson gives the students background information on the voyage of the Mayflower to America. Students role-play the relationship between the Pilgrims and the sailors.
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist.
Unit: Literacy for You and Me
The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn about literacy in our world, nation, state and their local community. Students reflect on dramatic statistics about literacy rates and access to books, then they create a plan of action to increase access to reading materials....
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.
Students carry out a food simulation in which they discover that while there is enough food produced in the United States to feed everyone, access to food is not equal or fair. They investigate the issue of hunger locally and nationally and then plan a service project with the theme "What Will...