Nonprofits and Careers

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

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

Photo Credit:  Main Street, Oneonta, New York by Kent Kanouse is licensed under CC by 2.0

 

Unit Overview 

Learners distinguish between the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector and identify some of the more common characteristics of each. Using the Action Without Borders/Idealist.org website, learners investigate local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations, as well as job opportunities.

Service Experience 
The learners create and display informational posters in a school display area so that other learners may gain information about local nonprofits, their work, and importance to the common good.
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