Let's Make Lemonade
Students gain understanding of philanthropy through literature, media and personal experiences. The students create and run a lemonade stand to raise funds for a local non-profit organization.
This lesson introduces students to the concept of philanthropy. As a class, they brainstorm possible ideas for the word philanthropist. The students will learn that even young people can be philanthropists. The following lessons lead to students planning a fundraiser.
This lesson will give the students a working definition of philanthropy through the use of song. The students will sing the definition of philanthropy to a familiar tune.
Students will decide on a service-learning project and create posters to advertise the event.
Students will work together to make a list of needs for the lemonade sale. They will also work to meet those needs with support from community businesses.
The students will prepare the lemonade for the sale in the first lesson and review coin recognition and counting skills before the sale. During Day Two, students will sort and count the money collected from their sale.
Students will visit a local food pantry to present money from the lemonade sale and determine when and how food will be purchased for the community. (If a trip is not possible, a representative from the food pantry may be asked to come to the classroom to receive the donation.)