Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Public Good
High schoolers examine the acts of famous athletes. They record the information they collect on to a chart to share with the class. They identify the benefits of private action to help the common good.
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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
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th English Language Arts
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11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed