New Philanthropy—A Hands-On Way of Giving (The): Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (10th)

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is an individual's responsibility to the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

This lesson develops a common vocabulary and understanding of philanthropy, identifying philanthropists as people who give time, talent, and treasure and take action for the common good. They hold organizations and people accountable for their actions with the common good as their motivation. 

Service Experience 
 Identify a cause for which you can advocate. Use creative communication to share your passion for improving the situation. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
New Philanthropy—A Hands-On Way of Giving (The): Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (10th)
Lesson 2 of 2
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will analyze the “new philanthropists,” who they are, what they give, to whom they give, their personal qualities, and how they hold people and organizations accountable for their philanthropic efforts. They will consider different causes and issues which they might support.