"I" on Philanthropy

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

Focus Questions: What are the nonprofit resources available in our local community? What is a citizen's responsibility to participate civil society?

Photo credit: Lagrange KY by Bruce Fingerhood is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students will create a resource for the school library that lists information about the non-profit agencies and philanthropic opportunities in their own community. They will use interviewing techniques in order to create this resource. Students will reflect on the concept of philanthropic involvement shaping self-identity.

Service Experience 
Students will create a bound resource, listing information about local non-profit agencies based on the interviews that they conduct. This resource will be donated to the school library.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
"I" on Philanthropy
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will be introduced to philanthropy and the non-profit sector in their community. Discussion will center on the idea that personal identity can be shaped by involvement in philanthropy. Children's literature and popular music will be used in this lesson.