Showtime! Profit or Non

Grades: 
3, 4, 5
To share with other students, families, and/or the community a production designed and prepared by students to entertain the audience while explaining the difference between profit and nonprofit organizations and the types of careers within them.
Lesson Rating 
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Duration 
PrintOne Hour Class Period and One Half-Hour Class Period
Objectives 
The learner will:
  • perform the production the group has created about jobs in the profit and nonprofit sectors in their state.
  • state the advantages of working in the profit or nonprofit sectors.
Materials 
  • Sets
  • Costumes
Home Connection 
Parents and community members will be the audience.

Instructions

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  1. Anticipatory Set: The audience will enter the performing area and the narrator will say, “Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen.”

  2. The student performers will present their production.
  3. Discuss how the performance went and whether they were able to entertain and teach. Do students think they raised awareness of the nonprofit sector as a career option?
  4. Reflect on how performance can be a form of service. How does it contribute to the common good?
  5. As a follow-up, the students will write essays describing the advantages and disadvantages of jobs in the profit or nonprofit sectors.
Assessment 
The essay should make at least four valid points about the advantages and disadvantages of working in the profit and nonprofit sectors. This whole unit is designed for student success. There is really no opportunity for failure if they try.
Cross Curriculum 
Students will perform a production of their creation for other students and some persons in the community. The performance defines the difference between profit and nonprofit organizations in conjunction with an entertaining look at the workers of the state.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 07. Skills of Civic Engagement
      1. Benchmark E.1 Explore and research issues and present solutions using communication tools.
  2. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 02. Careers In The Nonprofit Sector
      1. Benchmark E.2 Describe a job in the civil-society and for-profit sectors.