Students reflect on reading to identify acts of philanthropy in literature. The teacher poses the question, "Does all literature include examples of philanthropy?"...
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Students work collaboratively to bring their individual devotions into a collective devotional booklet that is printed and published online. They also create an audio version. Students serve on different teams determined by collaborative planning to make the final version.
The purpose of this unit is to recall that storytelling is a tradition and learn that quilt making is an American tradition. The learner will understand that working collectively brings about change, and that shared values help build communities. They will recognize the value of conflict...
The learners will analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when there are for profit and governmental institutions which do some of the same work. They will investigate an international and a local nonprofit which work to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the...
The learners will explore their strong interests/passions and determine the role that these play in helping motivate their participation in philanthropic activities to promote the common good.
Unit: Addressing Poverty
The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work. They investigate a local nonprofit that works to alleviate poverty in the community and describe the importance of philanthropy in the community....
Students read about Jane Addams whose philanthropy took the form of advocacy and influenced the other economic sectors (government, for-profit or business sector, and households sector) of the American economy/society.
Through persuasive writing, the learners will build awareness and invite action for change in their school, the community or the world about an issue of concern. Typical forms may include essays, editorials, feature articles, or speeches.
Unit: We ARE the Government
In this lesson, learners reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read and report about concepts such as civic responsibility, patriotism, right to petition, and philanthropy.