Exploring Nonprofit Careers

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

How do different organizations and people address issues for the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students learn the difference between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The concepts will be taught through the creation and performance of a musical production.

Service Experience 
Students will create and perform a musical production for other students and the community that illustrates the difference between profit and nonprofit organizations and the careers involved.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Exploring Nonprofit Careers
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
3
4
5
To explore in more detail a career of special interest. The students will be looking for historic information, training requirements, profit or nonprofit status, relationship to the state and local needs and resources, and resources required to supply the good or service.
Unit: 
Exploring Nonprofit Careers
Lesson 4 of 5
Grades: 
3
4
5
To practice the vignettes, make simple costumes and scenery, and plan and arrange for advertising. This is a hands-on, student-led lesson as they use their ideas to practice and develop a finished production. The teacher is present to ask guiding questions and nudge progress along.