For Goodness Sake, Why Don't We Give More Power to the People?
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.
The learner will define the third sector and explain why it is important. Students will research United States nonprofit institutions, specifically those which minority groups accessed and used as an alternative power structure.
Learners will cite philanthropic historical events and place them on a timeline. They will focus on events in which the nonprofit sector was used to make positive changes in society.
Learners will research leaders of minority 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.
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.