Philanthropy, You, and Your World

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

 What can we learn from diverse people today and in history about private action for the common good? 


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Unit Overview 

Students become familiar with the characteristics of philanthropic people and organizations. Students work collaboratively to develop questions to interview a philanthropic organization and report the information gathered at the interview back to their classmates. They learn to write a business letter and a follow-up thank-you letter.

Service Experience 
Students will conduct interviews with members of local philanthropic organizations and share the information with the rest of the school in a hall display.
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