Explore the motivations of founding fathers and the roles of government and philanthropy for sustaining a civil society.
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Through interaction with literature, music and movement, children gain an understanding of respect for themselves and others. Students share their artistic understanding of community and respect with a children’s hospital or other local nonprofit.
Students will create a resource for the school library that lists information about the non-profit agencies and philanthropic opportunities in their own community. They will use interviewing techniques in order to create this resource.
The learners read stories written and illustrated by teens about action and advocacy to make the world a better place. The students brainstorm concerns/issues they have about their school or local community and create story outlines about ways to address an issue.
The learners analyze why nonprofit organizations are needed, especially when for-profit and governmental institutions do some of the same work.
Learners will research events in American history that led to the development of philanthropy in the United States, analyze the importance of allowing all citizens the opportunity to contribute to the common good, identify needs and resources to se
Students learn about strategies and motivations for people to become advocates for a cause. They identify and research local, state, or national concerns for animal welfare.
Explore the history of Affirmative Action in the United States from Plessy v. Ferguson 1869 to the present.
Students gain awareness of the negative effects of air pollution, especially asthma. Students identify some of the sources of air pollution in the school and community and possible ways to improve air quality in these areas.
Students investigate resources and individuals who have knowledge about the effects of air pollution while determining what role each has played. Students develop and implement a plan for distributing radon and carbon monoxide detectors to senior citizens and families in need, developing sk