Philanthropy: Individuals and Their Surroundings
The purpose of this unit is to help students understand that each of them is an important and potentially influential member of American society. Every person is not only an individual, but also a member of the various groups that make up our society. Students learn that building community capital and trust helps diverse people to compromise and make decisions for the common good. They learn that government is not an ambiguous group of laws or faceless people, but rather the sum total of all of its people.
Students will understand the concept of "community" as it relates to membership in the classroom, school, or neighborhood.
Students will identify factions in society and recognize the problems/dangers/benefits of factional activities and/or fighting.
Students will describe the concept of "community capital."