Global Philanthropy—The United Way
Focus question: What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society?
Students learn the definition of philanthropy and see examples of it in the community, especially through the work of the United Way.
This lesson may be used with units where students study other countries of the world. In addition to the usual study of climate, resources, and physical and human characteristics of the place being studied, learners will investigate philanthropy, especially related to community solutions to health and human service issues. They meet a representative of a local United Way agency and compare the local United Way effort to programs in other countries.