Nonprofits are Necessary (3-5)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society? 


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Unit Overview 

Students learn to recognize the benefits of nonprofits in a community and distinguish them from business and government. They learn about job opportunities within the nonprofit sector, and how nonprofit organizations outreach to countries beyond local communities. They may meet people from a local nonprofit and explore a global need for which they can take action. 

Service Experience 
Students will create an advertisement to promote school donations to a nonprofit charity. The advertisement will describe a country that is in need, where the country is located, the charity or nonprofit organization that is providing assistance, and the way in which people can donate.
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