Philanthropy—The Big Picture

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
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 unit explores philanthropy in the private and public sectors (business, government, and foundations). Students gain awareness that their voluntary contributions are essential to the wellbeing of society. The lessons show how philanthropy is part of everyday life and involves interpersonal relationships.

Service Experience 
Students will work with younger students in the school in a regular reading club.
Lessons in This Unit