Using literature as a starting point, the students explore philanthropic concepts and the benefits of sharing and caring for others. A simulation gives them practice sharing where there is a scarcity of resources.
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Philanthropy in Action is a unit designed to introduce students to the concept of philanthropy. As they give and serve the community in their service projects, students are acting as philanthropists.
This unit explores the basic needs and purposes of plants and people.
Students will examine models of philanthropy in history and in modern day life. Using the democratic process, learners determine criteria, nominate, and select persons to whom they bestow an honor.
To begin building a philanthropic foundation in students that encourages them to become active participants in society.
The purpose of this unit is to help students understand that each of them is an important and potentially influential member of American society. Every person is not only an individual, but also a member of the various groups that make up our society.
Students respond critically to readings about philanthropists in history and use a variety of research methods to create both oral and visual presentations outlining the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history.
Students develop understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Learners develop an awareness of and sensitivity to hunger issues in their community and world, and demonstrate understanding and sensitivity through completion of a service-learning project.
Students become familiar with the characteristics of philanthropic people and organizations. Students work collaboratively to develop questions to interview a philanthropic organization and report the information gathered at the interview back to their classmates.