Following a recent "Skype in the classroom" session with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie about the power of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Kelly Guilfoil's Literature class at Lake Stevens High School in Washington turned into a civics experiment.
The class have delved into the worldviews of the central characters they had been recently studying and identified what each protagonist was (or wasn't) thinking about his/her social responsibility.
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Literature Class Transforms Into A Civics Experiment