Community Philanthropy: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (4th)

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

 What can we learn from diverse people today and in history about private action for the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students define philanthropy and learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors. They select and illustrate a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.

Service Experience 
 Motivate others to take responsibility for the common good by sharing the wisdom of Ben Franklin with others.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Community Philanthropy: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (4th)
Lesson 2 of 2
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students will learn about the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the common good. They will categorize his accomplishments in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. They will select a quote from Franklin that they would like to apply to their own lives.