Unit Overview 

Students define philanthropy and discuss the difference between duties and responsibilities of civic participation. Students become aware of the role of nonprofits in promoting social justice and fairness for minorities when the government can't do everything. Students look for support for philanthropy in national and state documents. They use parliamentary procedures and the town meeting format to develop their own philanthropic project.

Service Experience 
  Students hold a town meeting to discuss a timely issue and decide on a service project and make a detailed plan to carry it out.
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