New Philanthropy--A Hands-On Way of Giving (The)
Students learn about philanthropy, philanthropic individuals, and nonprofit organizations from 1815 until the present. A writing project involves exploring a major social issue as a "commons problem."
Learners will understand the meaning of the term "philanthropy" and the qualities that philanthropists share, especially good character and personal virtue.
Learners will identify and tell the stories of historical figures who acted for and affected the common good, and review personal qualities that these historical figures possessed.
Learners will analyze the new philanthropists, who they are, what they give, who they give to, their personal qualities, and how they hold people and organizations accountable for their philanthropic efforts.
To understand the workings of foundations in improving the common good.
Learners will match a major social problem with a foundation that is trying to help solve the problem and research its work.