To introduce students to the differences between businesses and nonprofit organizations and key terms used in each sector....
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To define profit and nonprofit organizations and explore the variety of careers available within those sectors. Students will prepare questions and then interview individuals involved with those careers.
Unit: Nonprofits and Careers
Unit: Living In a Community
Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
Learners will understand that for profit and non-profit organizations help bring about breakthroughs in modern science/medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
Students will understand the organization of a non-profit agency, including how it is funded and how the resources are allocated. They will also volunteer for a minimum of four hours at the agency. (This lesson continues the learning from Lesson Four.)
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.