Learners will identify examples of philanthropy in history and compare them to the giving of some modern day philanthropists and foundations. Students commit to a "random act of kindness" plan....
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Unit: How Did We Help?
Students will research the "Society of Friends"/ Quakers and describe how this group promoted the common good. The Quakers pushed for religious freedom and freedom of choice, which are Core Democratic Values. As a group, they formed organizations to promote social...
Working with current statistics, youth articulate the repercussions of rainforest destruction and how this destruction may personally affect them if deforestation continues at its present pace....
The students will discover the importance of diverse roles of the four U.S. economic sectors (For Profit, Nonprofit, Government and Household) and how they meet the needs of the population. They will explore how these sectors work together to form a civil society.
Learners will create a personal mission statement of responsible, engaged citizenship applicable to community service and philanthropy. This lesson may be used with a collection drive or penny drive to raise money or goods to address a community need.
Focus Question: How does...
Students will pantomime a book; identify the themes of community, caring and sharing; describe the advantages of cooperation for the common good; and describe how the characters’ experiences are alike and different from their own experiences.
In the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, students identify the barriers and challenges to addressing an unfair situation. Given a list of ways to respond to unfair situations, students match ways to respond to possible unfair situations.
Learners will be introduced to the concept of philanthropy, evaluate the role of philanthropy in the smooth functioning of government, and describe the role of families in shaping a democratic society.