At this website, parents, teachers, students, and others interested in fostering thoughtful civic action and philanthropy in students will find a wealth of materials, lesson plans, bibliographies, quotations, and briefing papers on concepts, people, and organizations.
Vocabulary philanthropy, philanthropic, volunteerism, non-profit, citizen action, common good
Taken from the site's overview statement: How do we engage children in civic life?
How do we harness youthful idealism and combat growing cynicism?
How do we teach caring about others, particularly those less fortunate?
Again, adapted from the website: What can be incorporated into our courses in government, history, economics, sociology, psychology, and philosophy that encourages young adults to developo understanding and passion for the noble ideas of their society?
Extension and Activities
Implement some of the lesson plans, adding your refinements to the site.
Suggest that your students search for quotations based on subject, major category, or perspective and discuss their findings.
"I believe that technology is the best focus for me
as a way to relate to the arts community."
Visual Arts Teacher
L.A.U.S.D. - Castaic, C.A.