Philanthropy, Volunteering and Service: The Historical Connections
Students develop understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Learners develop an awareness of and sensitivity to hunger issues in their community and world, and demonstrate understanding and sensitivity through completion of a service-learning project.
This lesson will develop understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Activities for students to get to know themselves and their classmates, utilizing concepts of philanthropy, will provide learners with meaningful opportunities for later service learning projects.
Learners will explore the human need for food and how it relates to hunger in the community and the world. Learners will propose alternative solutions through historical cases and current programs within their community. Learners will develop an awareness of and sensitivity to hunger issues in their community and world.
Learners will come to an understanding of philanthropy by studying the successes and failures of the War on Poverty as a component of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. They will participate in a service activity based on reflections of current community needs and foundations and agencies identified in Lesson One: Hmmm — What is Philanthropy? and Lesson Two: Hunger Hurts.