Superheroes as Philanthropists

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Literacy
Focus Question 

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

Unit Overview 

Students explore philanthropic themes in the story of Spider-Man and other comics. This provides the spark to generate solutions to real-world problems by researching a social issue and taking action such as writing letters to lawmakers, volunteering at agencies, and using media to educate others.

Service Experience 
  Students choose an action to be part of a solution to a problem that they care about deeply. This may include writing letters to lawmakers, volunteering at agencies, using the media to educate others about a problem, or another action of their choice,
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