Students will investigate key local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations.
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Unit: Nonprofits in Our World and Community (3-5)
Unit: Refugees: Finding a Place
Participants learn what it is like to be a refugee through pictures, video, and stories. They build empathy and do an activity that simulates choices refugees must make.
Unit: Lunchroom Recycling Plan
Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on a one-day lunchroom waste audit.
Adapt this one-period lesson plan for your grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project for Earth...
Unit: Souperservice Kids
The entire family is invited to a family night to assemble dried soup kits to donate to a local food pantry. They may use the dehydrated vegetables from lesson one and other ingredients or contact a food-packing organization that provides the ingredients, and you provide the volunteers. ...
Unit: You Light up My Life
Explore how electricity is used and measured. Through data collection tables, young people analyze how much energy their families consume and reflect on ways to conserve energy.
Unit: Civil War Philanthropy
We learn about the brave work of a Quaker, Laura Smith Haviland, who used her ties and talent to lead anti-slavery work before, during, and after the Civil War. ...
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students identify emergency food assistance programs and stereotypes surrounding hunger....
Unit: We the Kids - The Three Branches and Me
In this lesson, we analyze the Bill of Rights and explore the importance of the issues involved. We participate in a creative performance, singing and dancing to learn and teach the Bill of Rights. The performance may be planned for members of the community (younger children or senior...
Unit: Road Less Traveled
This lesson may stand on its own as an introduction to the concept of philanthropy or lead into the unit exploring philanthropy of different geographic traditions. Participants listen to a read-aloud picture book that illustrates the value of giving gifts...
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
The purpose of this lesson is to have students name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community.