Give It Back from a Snack
Focus Question: How do investigations of community needs and nonprofit organizations influence a project plan to impact the common good?
Students learn about entrepreneurship and philanthropy through the process of researching nonprofits and selling snacks in school to raise money to address a community need they have identified.
The students explore different ways to earn and use money through a variety of children’s books. They also see that money gives decision-making power.
Students will analyze which snacks will be sold in the store by surveying the wants and needs of the consumers. They will determine what will be purchased with the money procured from the snack sales.
Students will learn and practice manipulating money values. The class will set a budget plan and purchase ingredients for a class snack.
In this lesson, students design a poster advertising the snack sale and its philanthropic purpose. They also write friendly letters seeking the help of volunteers.
The students set up the snack market in their school, sell the prepared snacks, count the money and then use the money to purchase the philanthropic gift.