Philanthropists in Our Midst

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Language Arts
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

What can we learn from diverse people today and in history about private action for the common good?  

 

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Unit Overview 

Learners highlight philanthropists in their community by writing a newspaper article. They may interview a senior citizen about their life of philanthropy. 

Service Experience 
Without revealing their identity or expecting a reward, learners will plan and execute a random act of kindness.   To recognize a philanthropist from the community, learners will write a newspaper article to be printed in a local community newspaper and orally present their article to their peers.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Philanthropists in Our Midst
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will identify qualities that exemplify philanthropists and recognize those qualities in a local philanthropist. They will recognize the local philanthropist by creating a newspaper article for inclusion in the local paper.

Teacher Note: Prior to teaching this lesson, the teacher will collect stories from the local newspaper about people who have been philanthropic to use as examples with the learners.