Power to the People through Action

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Democracy
Focus Question 

 What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

 

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Unit Overview 

This unit introduces the learners to the manner in which marginalized, disenfranchised, and disadvantaged individuals have used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure in American society. 

Service Experience 
The participants conduct a survey about attitudes and ways people take action. They share the results with the community through social media.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Power to the People through Action
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Learners will research leaders of minority groups who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the core democratic values that each leader focused on, and present the information in a creative manner to the other learners in the class.

Unit: 
Power to the People through Action
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The learners will survey local community members to see what changes they feel are needed in the community, and determine how they feel marginalized, disenfranchised and disadvantaged groups can make positive changes for the common good.