Women in Philanthropy

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
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:  Women and children outside a cabin by Douglas County History Research Center is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students learn about the philanthropy of Madam C.J. Walker, successful African American business woman, who supported many causes with the profits of her business. They examine their talents and interests and suggest how they themselves might take philanthropic action.

Service Experience 
Students will develop a plan demonstrating how responsible citizens today might act in improving their communities using local programs as models.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Women in Philanthropy
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

The purpose of this lesson is to show that philanthropy is a diverse American tradition. Students will focus on the philanthropy of Madam C. J. Walker, successful African American business woman, who supported many causes with the profits of her business. They consider how they themselves might take philanthropic action.