Philanthropy in History
How does a community form to address issues for the common good?
Students will examine models of philanthropy in history and in modern day life. Using the democratic process, learners determine criteria, nominate, and select persons to whom they bestow an honor.
Students will study the lives of those who contributed to the advancement of democracy or the common good.
Students will give examples of philanthropy as they relate to public libraries. The lesson also will demonstrate the importance of books in a democratic society.