Global Philanthropy—The United Way

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Focus Question 

Focus question: What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society? 

Unit Overview 

Students learn the definition of philanthropy and see examples of it in the community, especially through the work of the United Way.

Service Experience 
 Find out the needs of the United Way and take action as a class to meet a need. That may include telling others about needs or raising money. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Global Philanthropy—The United Way
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

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.