Students identify assumptions they may have about government and research to determine whether they are accurate. They support or refute their assumptions in a presentation to the class.
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Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
Financial literacy is generally focused on personal spending and saving, but consider an opportunity to talk to your pupils about how charitable giving can also factor into money management and how it can enhance life for both oneself...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Philanthropy of Sports Heroes and Myself
What is philanthropy? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Middle and high schoolers write an essay, create a poster, or write a song about one of their favorite heroes covered in the lesson. It appears that you'll have to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Working for the Common Good
Students explore the concept of nation building. In this Peace Corps instructional activity, students examine primary source documents from corps volunteers in the Dominican Republic to determine what it means to work for the common good.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History