In this unit, learners conduct investigations to discover what motivated philanthropists from history to engage in their work. They present this information, both orally and in writing, creating a public or online display of that philanthropist's life and work.
From stories and examples, participants identify attributes, motivation, and impact of philanthropists.
Based on researched information, participants write a bio-poem about a philanthropist.
After researching the life and work of a chosen philanthropist from history, the learner takes on the role of that philanthropist in writing a letter back to the learner. In this letter, the philanthropist shares their motivations and feelings about their work, and compares and contrasts their work with the philanthropic work of the learner.