Student Voluntarism Symposium

Unit of 7 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Democracy
Focus Question 

 How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students define the importance of philanthropy in developing and maintaining our democratic society. They investigate real issues that affect their world, and become involved in identifying and addressing solutions to those problems through volunteering at a nonprofit organization. Students encourage others to volunteer at a student driven symposium.

Service Experience 
  Students learn the structure and purpose of a nonprofit organization and provide a service to that organization through directly volunteering and educating others about the organization and its purpose.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Student Voluntarism Symposium
Lesson 6 of 7
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will make a multi-media presentation in a clear, meaningful way that educates peers, educators, parents, and community members about the issue and non-profit organization that they studied and their philanthropic work which addressed that problem.