Using the example of Benjamin Franklin’s philanthropy, learners will research the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and analyze why their work cannot wholly be replicated by government.
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Students gain awareness of the work of nonprofits and how they form to address issues that impact the common good. They learn more about one nonprofit and plan voluntary action to support its work through volunteering, donations, or advocacy.
Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students will engage in a service learning activity, write about it in a journal, an essay and an observation report, and complete a project summarizing their experience. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
In this lesson the learners will be introduced to some of the individuals/Heroes whose acts of tikun olam provide important models. Having developed a better understanding of tikun olam based upon Sefer Yetzirah and other classical and modern sources on the topic of how the...
Students engage in a variety of activities that teach the value of budgeting and fundraising. They will investigate the concept of enlightened self-interest and how that correlates to good time and money management and civic engagement....
This lesson explores concepts related to money. They read a fun picture book about spending and learn about saving. Learners discover that individuals and organizations give special gifts of money called endowments to nonprofit organizations and foundations. In this way the work of the...
Unit: Protect Your Melon
In this lesson learners will review and utilize the knowledge of bicycle safety procedures through their service-learning activity of informing students and community about bicycle safety and constructing a bicycle safety course.