Sports Legends and Philanthropy: Intro. to Philanthropy Unit (11th)

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

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


Photo Credit:  Jackie Robinson by Paul Lowry is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 


The learners read about the philanthropic efforts of famous people. They research the work of local philanthropists and use them as a model for their own philanthropic behavior.



Service Experience 
Students write stories about the work of philanthropists in order to raise awareness of the variety of philanthropy and issues, as well as to model for others the impact of philanthropy on individuals and society.
Lessons in This Unit