Herstory in History
What is a citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness?
Students study the role women have played in American history and philanthropy. For some women, taking stand for justice or equality came at great personal sacrifice and risk. The students work as a group to take a stand on the issue of bullying in their schools.
This lesson will emphasize that, from the beginning, women have made significant contributions to American history and philanthropy by taking a stand to support their beliefs. One of these women who showed courage to contribute to the common good was Pocahontas.
The learners will use the Learning to Give "Timelines of American History and Philanthropy" to discover women's contributions to history and philanthropy.
Students will explain that a person does not have to be rich or famous to be considered a hero or philanthropist. In addition, students will discuss the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Kate Shelley and the town of Boone, Iowa in 1881.
The learners will explain that bullying violates a persons core democratic values. Students will take action on the issue of bullying by taking surveys of various groups and sharing the results and their possible solutions with others.
In this lesson the students will use the data collected from their surveys in Lesson Four: Bullying and Core Democratic Values on bullying in their school. They will analyze the information and take a position on whether or not bullying violates core democratic values and whether or not students should take an active role in preventing bullying at their school.