In this lesson, youth prepare a persuasive speech in which they demonstrate that one person (or small group) can make a difference in making the world a better place or taking action for the common good.
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Unit: What Is Philanthropy?
Children hear a true story about a woman who performs a brave act related to education for the common good. They identify the benefit shared by the whole community. They define philanthropy and common good....
Unit: Nonprofits and Careers
Learners learn the characteristics and impact of the nonprofit sector and distinguish it from the for-profit sector. They identify the mission statement in a familiar nonprofit organization....
In response to an activity involving unfair distribution of food, students explore what can be done to address the issue of child hunger in the United States. They conduct an investigation of hunger in the local community. Students join with a nonprofit organization and take action to address...
Unit: Community Philanthropy
Young people learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. They select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.
Students explore identity traits through some reflection and discussion activities. They discuss how a community is strengthened by similarities and differences among them. Each student writes a biographical poem using the provided template and their discussion notes.
This lesson will help students learn the value of taking care of the world. It will help them form a connection with nature and want to protect the things that G-d created.
To introduce students to fundraising and to guide them as they raise funds that will be used by the class for grantmaking to selected organizations