Makes Cents to Me: Penny Drive

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

 How do our decisions about spending affect the common good? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Raise awareness that nonprofit organizations need monetary resources in order help others. Students explore why people, including themselves, might donate money to these organizations.

Service Experience 
 Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a local nonprofit organization.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Makes Cents to Me: Penny Drive
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
3
4
5
This lesson will introduce learners to the concept that nonprofit organizations need monetary resources in order help others. It will help students explore why people, including themselves, might donate money to these organizations. This lesson may be used with a penny drive or penny war to raise money for a charity.