Students learn about Native American traditions of philanthropy. They examine traditions of philanthropy and determine local needs and suggest solutions for their own community.
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Student investigate the effects of government philanthropy and develop an awareness of the role the United States had in recovery after World War II through the Marshall Plan and the establishment of the United Nations.
Students will listen to a story that illustrates that although we have differences, we are also very similar. They will begin to understand the definitions of diversity and realize that focusing on the differences alone may cause conflict.
Students describe the characteristics of someone who helps their community and relate those qualities to the definition of philanthropy.
Through video, posters, internet, and poetry and other text, students gain understanding about the plight of refugees worldwide and the work of UNHCR.
Students identify the differences between refugees and other migrants, and the challenges refugees face in their daily lives.
Students make connections between themselves and refugees. They learn what it means to be a refugee and empathize with refugees who are in various unfortunate situations. Students develop a personal understanding of what they can do to help.
Through video, literature, and activities, students learn what it means and feels like to be a refugee. The students distinguish the difference between wants and needs, and plan a project to help refugee families.
Using video media, posters, advertisements, and essays, students explore and reflect upon the experiences of refugees across the world.
This unit teaches students the responsibility of every individual to actively strive to make the world a better place, a concept known in Judaism as tikkun olam.