To introduce students to the differences between businesses and nonprofit organizations and key terms used in each sector....
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To help students understand the legal aspects of a 501(c)(3) organization and how they differ from other organizations.
Unit: Nonprofits and Careers
Learners learn the characteristics and impact of the nonprofit sector and distinguish it from the for-profit sector. They identify the mission statement in a familiar nonprofit organization....
Unit: Living In a Community
Children learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit, and family. The children may walk through an area in their local community to identify which sector is represented by different places. As an alternative, they may look at a local map. ...
Students research what nonprofit organizations are in their regional community and study their purpose and what is in their annual reports. They clarify the differences between a nonprofit and for-profit organization.
Based on the recommendations of the soup kitchen guest from lesson one, young people decide how they will take action to help address a need. They may donate canned food, volunteer to serve lunch, bring games to play with children at the soup kitchen, or make bowls to sell as a fundraiser. This...
Unit: My Healthy Plate
This lesson introduces children to the reality of childhood hunger in their region. Students learn the difference between companies that are for profit and nonprofit and the types of work they do. Students also identify wants and needs.
Learners investigate and share information about environmental organizations, particularly around the Flint Water Crisis, to compare and contrast how the three sectors differ in their purposes, goals, and achievements.