To continue the study of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller’s influence on American culture.
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To give students time to reflect on the course of study each week and to encourage them to begin thinking of how to best make a monetary donation to an effective organization.
To continue the study of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s influence on American culture.
Learners explore that government and non-profit organizations together help bring about breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Participants gain awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations through research and by interviewing representatives. They summarize the mission, needs, and impact of the organizations on the community.
Unit: Surviving the Depression
Participants discuss and analyze the solutions implemented by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression. The role that philanthropy played in helping to end the Great Depression will be central to the discussion.
Unit: Civil War Philanthropy
To help students understand topics related to grantmaking and philanthropy through the experiences and perspectives of members of local philanthropic organizations.