For Goodness Sake, Why Don't We Give More Power to the People?

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Democracy
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

 

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Unit Overview 

This unit will introduce the learners to the manner in which marginalized, disenfranchised, and disadvantaged individuals have used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure in American society. 

Service Experience 
The learners will go out into the community and conduct interviews using the survey that they have created. They will compile the results and share them with the community and/or school through social media or the school and/or local newspaper.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
For Goodness Sake, Why Don't We Give More Power to the People?
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will research various leaders of marginalized, disenfranchised and/or disadvantaged groups who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the core democratic values that each leader focused on, and present the information in a creative manner to the other learners in the class.

Unit: 
For Goodness Sake, Why Don't We Give More Power to the People?
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The learners will survey local community members to see what changes they feel are needed in the community, and determine how they feel marginalized, disenfranchised and disadvantaged groups can make positive changes for the common good.