Exploring Nonprofit Career Opportunities

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

 What is the role of nonprofit organizations in the economy and for the common good? 

 

Photo Credit:  City Lights by Mariano Mantel is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Using the Action Without Borders/Idealist.org website, students become more aware of nonprofit organizations, including job opportunities. They may practice filling out a resume/application, and prepare for a job interview.

Service Experience 
 Students plan a project to serve the needs of a local nonprofit organization.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Exploring Nonprofit Career Opportunities
Lesson 1 of 2
Grades: 
3
4
5

The purpose of this lesson is to have learners name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community utilizing the Idealist.org web site. Learners will categorize nonprofits and describe how they help or enhance the community.

This lesson was adapted from a 3-5 grade Learning to Give unit "Nonprofits are Necessary" found at /units/nonprofits-are-necessary-3-5.