Philanthropy in Michigan—Civil War
The purpose of this unit is to help students gain higher level thinking skills through discussion and research of the sociological and historical implications of philanthropic activity, study some examples of philanthropic acts in history and in the present, and begin to consider the risks and benefits of becoming a philanthropist.
Introduce students to the term philanthropy.
The students read and interpret and analyze various points of view. They discuss benefits of philanthropy, including justice, common good, fulfillment, and empowerment.
To consider the benefits when an individual chooses to do philanthropic acts.
To engage in critical thinking and constructive conversation regarding opposing views.
Students will investigate and acquire information about acts of philanthropy that occurred in Michigan during the Civil War era.
To allow students to reflect upon and discuss key issues that pertain to acts of philanthropy and good citizenship before and during the Civil War.