Unit Overview 

Students learn about Native American traditions of philanthropy. They examine traditions of philanthropy and determine local needs and suggest solutions for their own community.

Service Experience 
  Students determine a need by interviewing local nonprofits and investigating community needs. They take direct action, hold a fundraiser, or advocate for a cause.  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Real Heroes
Lesson 1 of 7
Grades: 
3
4
5

Introduces the term philanthropy (private action for the common good) and helps students recognize the relationship between community need and private action. Students will learn the meaning of philanthropy and ways in which it occurs in the home, at school, and in the community.