The lesson's purpose is to research various African American inventors who have had a positive influence on society by contributing to the common good.
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Unit: Courage of the Heart
We are made by history. Students study philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Students participate in a service project in which they create an informational "Pop-Up Museum" to tell stories of black history and philanthropy....
This lesson is designed to provide the students with information about Sojourner Truth's contributions to abolitionism and women's suffrage. She worked tirelessly to aid the freed men after the Civil War and brought about increased recognition of their plight. Students will discuss the right of...
Students will recognize that historically, even in war, philanthropy was a vital part of the African American community.
Students will understand the roles played by local African American nonprofit organizations in their community.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of philanthropy and interview family members concerning individual and community action which changes lives for the better.
Unit: Around the World
Learners will engage in using the five themes of geography to explore the political, geographic, economic and social aspects of the continent of Africa and identified specific nations. They will develop a visual aid for younger learners for...
Unit: Heroes and Their Impact
This lesson will introduce the children to a hero whose actions changed the course of history. Students will describe what they learned about being a hero and relate some of the characteristics of heroes to a personal hero.
Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and at other times it will only bring disaster. To know when to obey can be the problem. This lesson will focus on stories from South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Unit: Grow Involved 9-12
Students respond to literature about Martin Luther King, Jr. They examine his philosophy about serving and taking action. They follow his model to promote the idea of doing good for others. Students learn that service and social action by one person can change the...