Students read and share information about service and volunteering in different cultures. They compare and contrast the work and mission of four famous philanthropists: Cesar Chavez, George Washington Carver, Sunderlal Buhuguna, and Abdul Sattar Edhi. They identify the motivations, impact, and...
Students use standard software as they develop, research, and present a project related to community nonprofits.
From history we know that working in community (not on our own) is the best way to make change. Young people explore the work of nonprofits related to equity and social justice. ...
We look at 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 change in the areas of slavery,...
The purpose of this lesson is to have students recognize the idea of an emerging democracy, analyze the struggles of the people, and decide on a way to help the people.
Written by Casey Ruschman with some content from an earlier edition by Melia Tourangeau
Youth preserve local history through writing. Youth will interact with older citizens, share and record their stories, and discover the wealth of history in their town. This project will foster a sense pride and a connection to the community.
These lessons tell stories of African Americans in history who have persevered in the face of discrimination in order to impact the course of history for the common good.
Youth will interact with older citizens in order to make intergenerational connections in the community, discover the wealth of history around us, and develop pride in and a sense of connection to their community.