Stitch in Time for the Common Good (A)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Language Arts
Science
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

 How can youth make a difference in their country today?

 

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Unit Overview 

Learners will understand how past contributions of American scientists have contributed to improving society. Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship and making contributions to society. The role of for profit and non-profit organizations, especially non-governmental organizations, in improving the common good will be researched.

Service Experience 
The learner will analyze nonprofit organizations and choose one philanthropic endeavor to which they will send a $1 contribution.   After researching the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), learners will conduct a fund-raiser to support an NGO.
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